Year 2020 was the most stressful that people have ever experienced in their working lives.
Year 2020 was the most stressful that people have ever experienced in their working lives.
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Soroco, data and machine learning company, recently introduced a number of new well-being initiatives to help employees and their families cope with the challenges posed by the pandemic.

Research has found that 2020 was the most stressful year people have ever experienced in their working lives. Seventy-eight percent of the workers surveyed said that the pandemic has negatively affected their mental health, 76% indicated that companies should be doing more to protect workers’ mental health, and a staggering 85% said that newfound work-related stress is affecting their home lives.

Some of the well-being initiatives implemented by Soroco:

Grief management and mental health: Recognizing that employees need tremendous support to navigate personal loss, Soroco has tied up with Heart it Out to provide therapy and counseling assistance to help staff deal with unprecedented levels of grief, trauma, and anxiety.

No Meeting Friday: The company has declared alternating Fridays as ‘No Meeting Day’ encouraging employees to have a relaxed and stress-free day and weekend ahead.

Hobby classes for employees; kidsTo provide relief to parents who are reeling under this ongoing pressure, Soroco has introduced hobby classes for employees’ kids such as reading, physical wellness, hobby classes, etc.

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