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Top-5 articles of 2021

Which topics were most popular this past year?

In many ways, 2021 felt eerily similar to 2020. As the world slowly transitioned into a new normal, our most referenced articles from 2021 featured the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the introduction of the COVID-19 vaccine, and the shift to virtual health care. However, one topic remained top of mind from 2020: a focus on workplace growth and development. The COVID-19 pandemic gave many of us pause to reflect on what matters most at home and at work so it's not surprising that 5 ways to support growth and development in the workplace was the most-read article of 2020 and 2021. 

Here's the top-five articles from 2021:

5 ways to support growth and development in the workplace

This article maintained the #1 spot from 2020! Personal growth and development opportunities empower your employees to produce better results and meet their goals throughout the year. By offering development opportunities in your workplace, you can expect to attract prospective employees, and keep your current employee population motivated, productive and confident. Psst, millennials will make up 75 percent of the workforce External Link by 2025 and 87 percent of millennials cited access to professional development or career growth External Link as an opportunity that's very important wherever they stay or go for work.

COVID-19's impact on each generation

Experts aren’t sure what the long-term consequences of the coronavirus pandemic will be. But it’s pretty clear the current upheaval will have a lasting impact on every generation. You can support your employees by helping them tackle the various challenges posed by coronavirus. Here are some of the issues your workforce may be going through, and how you can help.

COVID-19 vaccination and your workplace

It’s already difficult enough to navigate this new way of life for you and your workforce. Staying up on all the latest insights and determining the best course of action in this ever-changing climate can be daunting. That’s why, we’ve done the heavy lifting to help you make the best decisions for your unique employee population.

The importance of providing mental health days

While there isn’t just one thing you can do to completely alleviate the impact of mental illness in your workplace, openly accepting the use of sick days or paid-time off for mental health reasons opens in new window is a good start. Just like your employees are allowed or encouraged to stay home when they’re feeling physically under the weather, they should be able to take a day or two to deal with and recover from stress, work-related burnout opens in new window, or more serious issues like chronic anxiety and depression.

The doctor will see you now — virtually

Say one of your employees is feeling sick, but doesn’t want to get out of bed to go see the doctor. What should they do? You guessed it: There’s an app for that. Doctor On Demand ® External Link offers virtual visits with board-certified physicians for a number of minor ailments, from a run-of-the-mill cold or flu to headaches, skin conditions or bronchitis. Physicians can even prescribe medication, if needed.

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