By Monica E. Oss So the new report is out and I’m not surprised. Prior to the pandemic, just 5% of employed workers and 7% of unemployed workers said their mental health was poor or very poor. Now, 18% of employed and 27% of unemployed workers say they are struggling with mental health issues (see FlexJobs, Mental Health America Survey: Mental Health in the Workplace). Yes, the pandemic is having a negative effect on worker mental health. And job stress is up and employee engagement is down. Of employed workers, 42% say their stress levels are currently high or very high, while 47% of those…
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