Building resilience through employee-centric social wellbeing strategies

Without a doubt, businesses will look back on the year 2020 and the months and years that follow as a time of rapid and transformative change and uncertainty. The COVID-19 pandemic was indiscriminate of employment status, working practices, roles and hierarchies, upending the way we approach work, as well as employee expectations of their employers.

The changes businesses have had to make have impacted the way colleagues interact, forced managers to relinquish control, empowering their teams and individuals and caused businesses to find new ways of operating more efficiently and improving the employee experience.

One key difference between COVID-19 disruption and other forms of workplace disruption has been the replacement of physical interactions with virtual connectivity which, while useful, can be a breeding ground for miscommunication and isolation. Historically, employers may easily have taken for granted the closeness of their workforces and the ease of forming social bonds between colleagues.

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Mastercard Survey Shows Consumers Are Now Placing More Value on Family, Health and Mental Well-Being than Before COVID

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The survey shows results about the essential aspects of Latin Americans’ lives after quarantine.
The new Mastercard campaign seeks to support consumers and small businesses as they return to a new normal.

MIAMI, Oct. 08, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Latin America and the Caribbean are entering a new reality: many countries are reopening their borders, governments are easing distance measures, and non-essential businesses are opening to the public again.

During this new phase, Mastercard announced its new regional campaign, “Lo Esencial” (The Essentials) to highlight those everyday moments that became essential after COVID-19. The campaign will provide consumers and local businesses with safe shopping experiences, tools, and education that help fulfill their everyday needs.

To develop this initiative, Mastercard conducted a survey in 13 countries throughout Latin America and the Caribbean including, Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Argentina, and Peru, to better

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Don’t Shortchange Employee Well-Being When Planning Future Investments For The Business

For decades very few companies saw supporting their workers’ health and well-being as a business priority. They did what was necessary by law to create a safe and healthy work environment. But exercising, good nutrition, and engaging in self-care to boost physical, mental and emotional health — these were pursuits for employees to worry about and manage on their own time.

However, that attitude eventually evolved as it became harder for employers to ignore the connection between unhealthy behaviors — such as sitting hunched over a desk and staring at a computer for hours on end — and lower employee productivity, decreased morale and higher absenteeism. These, in addition to rising healthcare costs, prompted employers to start promoting workers’ overall wellness.

Many businesses have expanded their efforts in recent years as they have sought to position themselves as an

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