According to our 2020 Recruiter Nation Survey, 61% of recruiters have reported increased stress levels since the start of the pandemic, with 19% answering that stress increased dramatically. 2020 brought talent teams to three major crossroads. Depending largely on industry and company size, teams were either rapidly hiring, re-deploying talent across their organization, or re-imagining their talent strategies. Regardless of which category you fit into during 2020, each of these scenarios present challenges and ultimately stress.
But how can you relax when you are stuck at home, unable to get away from the daily drain of homeschooling and Zoom meetings? Kelly Lavin, SVP of Talent at Jobvite says, “Remember that spending more hours working doesn’t always mean that more (or better) work is getting done. Employees should be encouraged to use breaks, rest, and non-work activities to unlock their best performance and creativity.” Jobvite works hard at stressing the importance of balance for today’s always-on workforce.
Jobvite’s Recruiter Nation Survey showed 43% of recruiters reporting that job seekers are inquiring about mental health benefits more frequently since the onset of the COVID-19 crisis. In order to help candidates through periods of stress, talent professionals also must be in a good state of mind! Lucky for us, de-stressing is trending and there are numerous tools to help us relax. As we start to imagine a future where our current COVID reality finally shifts, here are some ways you can proactively cultivate your own sense of calm.