Improving Employee Mental Health and Wellness
Employee mental health in the workplace is top of mind with business owners and HR managers. Our new survey identifies benefits employees say could help improve their emotional, financial, physical, and social wellness — potentially improving productivity, recruiting, and retention.
Find your Solution — Supporting Employee Mental Health and Your Business
Paychex Flex Human Resources
Improve communication and management with HR Conversations and HR Connect, performance management, and self-service tools.
Paychex HR Professional
Get help defining your company culture and improve your hiring, retention, and turnover. A certified Paychex HR Professional can provide specific guidance to help solve your unique HR and workforce challenges, by:
- Assessing your needs
- Developing a unique, ongoing service plan
- Proactively contacting you with critical information
- Monitoring changing laws and regulations
- Leveraging Paychex Flex technology to turn insights into actions
Paychex Flex Time
Support the need for flexible scheduling with our mobile app. Paychex Flex Time simplifies time entry, tracking, and approvals through full integration with Paychex payroll. Use it to automatically calculate and display time-off accruals for your employees based on the rules you establish.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Concierge, referral for counseling, and confidential support services.
OSHA Compliance and Safety Program Services
Focus on employee safety to help improve productivity. A Paychex Safety Representative can help assess your risk exposure and recommend steps to help your business meet OSHA requirements. Our professionals also conduct employee training, plus train you to better address safety issues.
They'll let you know about regulations that need to be posted, help you remind employees of workplace hazards that reinforce training, and will update you on new regulations that impact your compliance obligations.
Learning Management System (LMS)
Improve performance management and career pathing by making e-learning a priority at your business. Our LMS includes online courses designed to ensure your employees stay educated, engaged, and focused while helping improve employee retention and reduce turnover.
- Provides opportunities for learning when it is most convenient for workers
- Breaks the geography barriers that exist with a remote workforce
- Lowers the cost of training programs
401(k) Retirement Plans
Improve recruiting and retention by offering a 401(k) retirement plan that's easier to manage. We’ll help you understand the different advantages of each plan so you can find one that best fits the needs of your employees. As the largest 401(k) recordkeeper in the U.S., we combine retirement and payroll administration to help simplify management, reduce errors, and save you time and money.
In addition, our mobile self-service apps give you and your employees 24/7 access to your accounts. You can check retirement contribution amounts, re-balance your account, review investment performance, and auto-enroll with just a few clicks.
Paychex Retirement Services also help you and your employees feel more comfortable about their financial health through:
- Auto increases
- Financial advisor support
- Retirement calculators
- Loan support
Group Health Insurance
Offer employees and their families peace of mind in case of illness or injury with a group health plan through Paychex Insurance Agency. Make healthcare more affordable while enjoying tax savings and additional benefits such as attracting quality talent and retaining your best employees.
Paychex Insurance Agency helps you with:
- Simplified plan administration
- Easy enrollment and self-service
- Plan selection
- Affordable Care Act (ACA) support
FinFit Financial Wellness Benefit
Improve employee performance and job satisfaction through financial tools and education, including short-term employee loans. FinFit can help you:
- Increase productivity and focus
- Decrease absenteeism
- Reduce employee 401(k) borrowing and payday advance requests
- Keep valuable employees long
Employee Pay Options
Give employees on-demand access to earned wages, electronic bill pay, a budgeting and savings tool, and more. Paychex payroll services offer:
- Direct deposit
- Paper checks with check signing and insertion
- Pay-on-Demand (access to earned wages prior to payroll date)
Voluntary Benefits Solutions and Insurance Plans
In the event of the unthinkable, it’s important to have employee accidental death and dismemberment coverage that protects our employees and their families so that money doesn’t become another burden on those affected.
Life insurance pays a benefit to an employee’s beneficiary if the employee dies. This can help ease the financial burden for the employee’s dependents, including paying taxes.
Employee Mental Health Resources
Read the Results
Mental Health Infographic
Get key statistics from our workplace mental health survey and find out what they could mean for your business and read more about the situation.
Read the Report
2021 State of Mental Health in the Workplace Report
Read the full results of our survey and learn the state of workplace mental health and its affects on employees and ultimately the businesses they work for.
Read the Guide
How Are Your Employees Feeling? A Guide to Workplace Mental Health
Learn steps you can start taking today to address the four pillars of mental health in your workplace: emotional, financial, physical, and social.
Download the guide
Watch the Webinar
Employee Mental Health — Visible Costs of an Invisible Struggle
Hear about the state of workplace mental health and what you can do to improve employee mental health in your business from HR experts Steve Boese: HR Technology Conference Co-Chair and Co-Host of HR Happy Hour and Alison Stevens: Paychex Director of HR Services.
Watch the Demos
Paychex HR Solutions for Employee Mental Health Struggles
Paychex HR Consultant Dan Allen and host Ken Harrington answer important audience questions from our mental health webinar and show you how to use Paychex products, services, and features to help improve employee mental health in your workplace.
Listen to the Podcast
HR Survey Results: Workers’ Well-Being Now Takes Priority
New findings from a recent Paychex survey identify employee well-being as a top factor for workers and among those most desired in a future job search. Hear research expert Jeanne Meister of Executive Networks share further insights on well-being to help businesses improve employee retention and recruiting efforts at this critical time.
Listen to the Podcast
The Power of Employee Wellbeing in the Workplace
With the COVID-19 pandemic having a significant impact on the emotional, financial, and physical health of individuals across the globe, employers can no longer wait to invest in employee wellness programs. Join Jake Flaitz, Director of Benefits and Wellbeing at Paychex, as we discuss the critical role that employee wellbeing has on your overall business success.
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Mental Health Series: Improving You and Your Employees’ Mental Wellbeing in the Virtual Workplace
Learn how employers and employees can improve their mental health in the workplace as well as in a virtual work environment. Cathleen Swody, Founding Partner and Director of Assessment from Thrive Leadership, talks with Gene Marks about improving communication, the mental health benefits you can offer to employees, and why business owners should also take time off.
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Mental Health Series: Total Worker Health. What is It? Why is It Important? And How the CDC Says You Can Help Improve it.
To keep employees physically safe at work, you meet OSHA regulations. But according to Dr. L. Casey Chosewood from the CDC, your employees' mental health is just as important. Hear as he explains Total Worker Health®, and why business owners should be introducing policies, programs, and practices to help address financial, mental health, and personal life stressors.
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Mental Health Series: The Importance of Mental Health for You, Your Employees, and the Culture of Your Company
Dr. Krystal Lewis, a Clinical Psychologist at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), talks with Gene Marks about the importance of positive mental health – not just for your employees, but for you as a business owner as well. Hear about everything from dealing with work frustrations to making psychologists available to employees and to yourself.
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