Author: Jess Maynard

Jess is a seasoned writer who has completed graduate work in women’s studies. She also works at a domestic violence shelter facilitating support groups for children and teens. Jess follows her curiosity devoutly and is committed to using her accumulated knowledge and life experiences to articulate facets of being human.
  • Building Resilience for Healthier Employees and a Stronger Workplace

    Uncertainty is uncomfortable for humans. Here are a few ways People leaders can help integrate resilience into workplace culture, and become more resilient themselves.

  • How to Keep Engagement High and Stagnation Low During a Hiring Freeze

    This is Part 2 of our blog series for People leaders, Managing Uncertainty, Engagement, and Your Own Mental Health. Many companies are enacting hiring freezes amid economic uncertainty  After one of the busiest year-long hiring sprees in history, many companies are now scaling back in anticipation of a potential recession. And following the Federal Reserve’s fourth interest […]

  • Navigating Shifting Grounds: Layoffs, Workplace Survival Syndrome, and Mental Health

    Companies across multiple sectors are implementing hiring freezes, restructuring, and conducting layoffs once again. Here’s how to conduct layoffs with empathy and respect, while also supporting the mental health of remaining employees moving forward—and your own.

  • Women’s Intersectionality: Why Business As Usual Isn’t Working

    Women report higher rates of burnout, health issues, and worse mental health than men, and they’re also less comfortable talking about their mental health to managers and HR.

    Here’s why being intentional about intersectionality can help solve this issue, while also boosting creativity, innovation, lateral thinking, and productivity at your organization.

  • Children’s Mental Health Crisis: How Employers Can Support Families

    Over half of working parents in America reported missing work or being interrupted at work to deal with their child’s mental health issues.
    There aren’t many easy-to-access therapeutic resources for parents whose children are struggling. That’s why it’s so important for employers to offer support.

  • Roe v. Wade: Supporting Employee Mental Health

    The reversal of Roe v. Wade had an immediate impact on the mental health of women all over the U.S. and the effects will continue for years.

    People leaders are an important resource for employees to lean on as they navigate the new post-Roe landscape: for information, for company support, and for emotional support.

  • A Quiet Threat: Workplace Discrimination and Depression

    61% of employees have either witnessed or experienced discrimination at work. It’s a widespread workplace issue, and there’s an alarmingly clear link between discrimination and depression—especially for BIPOC employees.

    People leaders need a multi-faceted approach to combat this complex issue, including action on both the individual and policy level.

  • Spring Summit 2022: Transforming Mental Health for Families

    To celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month, we held a three-day Spring Summit that featured conversations and content centered around the tools you can use to increase your resilience. Here are the key ideas from these conversations. 

  • Employees Raising Neurodivergent Children Face Unique Challenges: How You Can Help

    One in six children aged 3-17 years old have a diagnosis for developmental differences. Companies that are supportive of employees raising neurodivergent children can achieve better retention and contribute to healthier workplaces.