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CLASS OF 2023 WANTS MENTAL HEALTH BENEFITS


With all the turmoil that the pandemic brought upon the collegiate class of 2023, they have strong opinions and requirements during their job search. 92% of members from this year's graduating class want their future employer to offer mental health benefits. In this newsletter we are breaking it all down for you here.

 
92% OF 2023 GRADUATES WANT MENTAL HEALTH BENEFITS

"Nine out of ten of students in the 2023 graduating class believe that employers should offer mental and emotional health benefits, a new survey finds.

Flexibility within workplace environments and work hours were also high on the list of preferences. 92% of graduating students interested in mental health awareness in the workplace is a high number, and looks like the clearest evidence yet that we're seeing a the generational shift towards tackling health needs in all their complexity." Learn more


MENTAL HEALTH REQUIREMENTS DURING THE JOB SEARCH

"The class of 2023 is about to enter the workforce. And as the first group of college grads whose undergraduate experience was completely shaped by COVID-19, they say their mental health is a little worse for wear.

In a recent survey conducted by a higher education wellness provider, these newcomers said that while they’re hopeful for the future, the pandemic worsened their mental health. And that has negatively affected their workforce readiness, they said.

Nearly all respondents said employers should offer mental and emotional health benefits, according to the April 19 results, and more than a third said they’re prioritizing companies that do so during their job search." Learn more


MENTAL HEALTH REQUIREMENTS DURING THE JOB SEARCH

"According to a recent survey conducted by the SHRM Foundation, there is a significant generational gap in the way employees experience mental health in the workplace. The research shows that millennials and Gen Z workers have a harder time with mental health compared to baby boomers, Generation X, and traditionalists. Out of the 1,000 workers surveyed in March, one in three employees reported that their job has had a negative impact on their mental health in the past six months. Feeling overwhelmed and anxious were the top concerns for 30% and 29% of the respondents, respectively." Learn more

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