Being happy is no joke.

Many organizations today are starting to emphasize employee well-being upon the realization that stress is a key reason employees are leaving their jobs. In fact, according to a new report from the American Psychological Association (APA), 44 percent of American workers plan to change jobs in the coming year for a multitude of reasons, including stress. In 2019, only one-third of respondents were headed for the door.

That potential for high turnover could impact many industries already facing worker shortages, particularly the hospitality and healthcare sectors, according to the the APA, which conducted its survey online (with help from The Harris Poll) and collected responses from more than 1,500 U.S. employees this summer. The APA also found that 59 percent of employees reported experiencing negative impacts of work-related stress in the past month, including a lack of interest, motivation or energy (26 percent), difficulty focusing (21 percent), and a lack of effort at work (19 percent).

Given the current environment, what can leaders in the travel and hospitality industry do to ensure that their employees stay happy and healthy in spite of the anxiety and burnout they may be experiencing due to being overworked and overstressed?

One such action is to join Women Leading Travel & Hospitality and its sister brand, Women in Retail Leadership Circle, on Thurs., Nov. 18 at 12 p.m. ET for a webinar titled, “How to Help Your Team Build Mental Resilience, De-Stress and Increase Productivity.” During the hour-long event, Aaliya Yaqub, MD, chief medical officer at Thrive Global and a board-certified physician, will teach attendees how to help their teams build mental resilience, de-stress and, as a result, increase productivity. Attendees will learn the following:

  • best practices for building mentally resilient teams that can overcome any obstacle no matter how stressful;
  • practical tips to help your in-house or virtual teams reduce stress during their work hours;
  • how to develop or maintain your own healthy mental habits, such as practicing mindfulness, so you can lead by example; and
  • so much more!

We hope you enjoy it and get some helpful advice as well.