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IECRM Member Forum Recap : Bridging the Gap; WorkLife Partnership & COVID Updates

Thursday, March 11, 2021
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Hosted by IECRM Diversity & Inclusion Committee

IECRM is honored to provide our members with value-rich forums that pertain to our industry. Below you will find a bulleted recap of the discussion and helpful links to resources.

Watch the VIDEO RECORDING of this week’s forum: Bridging the Gap; WorkLife Partnership & COVID Updates.

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SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS

Linda Montgomery, SVP Engagement Services
WorkLife Partnership
lmontgomery@worklifepartnership.org  | O: (303) 902-3173
worklifepartnership.org

Kristin White, Attorney at Law
Fisher & Phillips, LLP
kwhite@fisherphillips.com | O: (303) 218-3658
https://www.fisherphillips.com/offices-denver

FORUM RECAP

WorkLife Partnership: Earning Trust in the Time of Covid – Real Support is Needed for Employee Well-Being

  • The unseen realities – don’t assume you know what is going on in your employees’ lives.  If they are struggling in their work, there is likely a reason that you are unaware of.
    • 8 million pushed into poverty because of the pandemic
    • Half of US households lost significant income
    • 40 million at risk of eviction
    • 16% of kids do not have enough to eat
    • 20% increase in domestic violence
    • 28% increase in drug overdoses in Colorado alone
  • There is so much on all of our minds
    • Health concerns related to the pandemic
    • Racial tensions
    • Political tensions
    • Isolation due to restrictions causing loneliness and for many, hopelessness
  • The second wave of the pandemic is a mental health wave
    • Marital/Relational stresses
    • Stresses of daily life
    • Anxiety rising
    • 5.5 million employees feel they are no longer mentally healthy
    • 1 in 5 adults is experiencing some form of mental illness
      • It is important to begin talking about company EAPs in safety trainings.
      • Could prevent long-term issues
      • May save a life (suicide rates have escalated)

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