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After more than a year and a half of hybrid operations and still more uncertainties ahead, faculty and staff are continuing to feel stress. To foster positive school culture, wellness and employee retention, independent schools are seeking ways to help employees manage their mental health and prioritize self-care. Amber Stockham, NBOA’s director of human resources programs, asked HR and operations leaders from around the country how they’ve handled employee burnout in the past year and what new measures they will undertake in the new school year. All responses are presented here anonymously.
How are you planning to support your faculty and staff as they return to campus this fall?
Will leave policies at your school this year look more like pre-pandemic policies?
What pressures are your employees feeling right now, and how are you responding to them?
Online Tools for Wellbeing
While many companies offer ways to support employee mindfulness and constructive thinking, members who were interviewed report utilizing Calm, Headspace and Bravely.
Employee isolation has been a challenge. Do you have any plans to support social and emotional health and inclusion at your school?
Projections: Restoring Our Communities (Jan/Feb 2021)
5 Minutes with Independent School HR professionals: Tending the Flock (Jan/Feb 2021)
Built for Wellness (May/Jun 2020)
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