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Delta Variant Emerges As Big Inhibitor of Employee Return to the Workplace

·2 min read

CHICAGO, July 22, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Safety concerns, feeling overwhelmed and child care challenges are complicating a return to the workplace for many employees. According to the latest ComPsych™ Tell It Now℠ poll, released by ComPsych, the world’s largest provider of comprehensive behavioral health and wellbeing solutions, worries about the Delta variant and getting sick are of greatest concern.

As employers continue plans to reopen offices and make clear expectations to return to the office this summer and fall, there are new mask orders in parts of the country and a rise of Delta variant cases.

ComPsych asked employees what is your biggest concern?
10% said "child care challenges and difficulty finding options"
50% said "I’m worried about the new Delta variant and getting sick"
33% said "I’m feeling overwhelmed at the thought of changes to my family routine"
3% said "Pet care challenges, I might have to give up my pet if I can’t find support"
3% said "I relocated during the pandemic and will have to return home"

"To the extent employers are able to offer support to manage both the feelings and logistics, this can go a long way to maintaining a healthy and productive workforce," said Dr. Richard A. Chaifetz, Founder, Chairman and CEO of ComPsych. "It’s going to be a big adjustment for employees and the anxiety as a result of uncertainty and change is significant. The leaders we partner with understand the increasingly important role they play in helping employees and their families identify and address anxiety and other mental health and wellbeing challenges."

About ComPsych
ComPsych® Corporation is the world’s largest provider of employee assistance programs (EAP) and is the pioneer and worldwide leader of fully integrated EAP, behavioral health, wellness, work-life, HR, FMLA and absence management services under its GuidanceResources® brand. ComPsych provides services to more than 56,000 organizations covering more than 127 million individuals throughout the U.S. and 190 countries. By creating "Build-to-Suit" programs, ComPsych helps employers attract and retain employees, increase employee productivity and improve overall health and well-being. For more information, visit www.compsych.com.

View source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210722005321/en/

Contacts

MEDIA CONTACT:
Jamie Stein
ComPsych Corporation
312-451-7160
jstein@compsych.com