Webinar Recording: COVID-19’s Impact on Behavioral Health in the Workplace

Jennifer NelsonResources, VEF Archives


Enough is enough! The pandemic, unemployment, natural disasters, and racial injustice across the nation has challenged employees emotionally, physically and mentally. In addition, your workforce is struggling with restrictions, adapting to work at home, unexpected family demands, and the unknown brought on by COVID 19. Many are reporting increased rates of anxiety, depression, and stress whether new or exacerbated by current circumstances and the psychological suffering will likely continue.  Employers are 8 months into the pandemic response and looking for solutions and ideas on how to support their workforce.

Unum’s Employer Survey provided insight on how U.S. employers are responding to challenges resulting from the pandemic and specifically the looming mental health crisis that some feel will occur in the workplace. What is the impact of stress, anxiety, and financial concerns on the workforce and how can employers support resiliency?  This session uncovered how two companies have responded to the mental health needs of their workforce, and how they’ve created new resources and programs to help manage the challenge.


  • Michelle Jackson, Assistant Vice President, Sales Enablement, Unum
  • Jacob Krug, Director, Total Rewards, Sprouts
  • John Szlyk, MD, Psychiatric Medical Consultant, Unum


This webinar qualifies for the following CEUs:  1 ADMS, 1 CDMS, 1 CLMS, 1 PHR and 1 SHRM. If you are interested in receiving continuing education credit for the recorded webinar, you will need to watch the full webinar, and then download your certificate of attendance from the “Webinar Recording and Continuing Education” tab.

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