28% of employees felt let down by mental health benefits amid COVID-19 pandemic

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Over a quarter of employees felt like their employer failed to deliver adequate mental health benefits during the pandemic, according to a Modern Health survey. 

Of the 1,700 employees surveyed, 88 percent of C-suite executives and 86 percent of human resource representatives said they thought they were doing well with regards to providing mental health benefits. However, only 66 percent of managers and employees said they actually felt supported, according to a Sept. 14 news release

Employee respondents tied mental health benefits to happier, healthier workplaces (68 percent), and leadership tied the benefits  to productivity (67 percent), improved company culture (56 percent) and a growing sense of belonging (51 percent). 

However, 80 percent of C-suite executives and 73 percent of human resources managers said employees are asking for too much when it comes to mental health benefits. 

Sixty percent of leaders said that despite being beneficial, they plan to return to their pre-pandemic approaches to mental health benefits.


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