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Employers Face Pandemic Blues with High Depression Rates

Nearly 30% of more than 5,000 workers surveyed reported that the COVID-19 pandemic led to depression. Meanwhile, 49% said they took advantage of mental well-being programs from employers who offered them. That's according to a survey from Gartner that was conducted in the fourth quarter of 2020.

desperate 5011953 640“The need for well-being support has skyrocketed since the pandemic struck, giving organizations a new mandate to offer more and better programs,” said Carolina Valencia, vice president in the Gartner HR practice. “Organizations, more than ever, must respond to all facets of the individual, from the physical to the emotional, and address some of the new stressors that have emerged over the past year.”

Gartner, a global research and advisory firm, also surveyed 50 HR leaders and found that 64% of employers provided a new well-being program for their workforce and 34% of employers made existing programs more widely accessible. Still, only 25% of employers said they plan to continue programs they started during the pandemic to address worker well-being.

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