Taking care of your staff’s well-being is an important part of your job as a manager. WashU provides many resources to help employee well-being. As a manager, please familiarize yourself with our resources that can help your employees cope with stress, manage their work/life balance and take care of themselves and household members.

Your Role as a Leader – Taking Care of Your Employees

Be nimble and review core operational plans

It is important to remain nimble as we navigate our work environments. Consider and review core operational components, such as:

  • Numbers of people back on campus at one time
  • Scheduling
  • Density
  • Level of service (both onsite and remote)

For more details on setting up an optimal workplace environment, visit hr.wustl.edu/workplace.

Supporting public health
  • We are a community that cares about one another. These guidelines are in place to protect the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, patients and visitors.
  • Please pay attention to your email and be sure to read any messages from university leadership, which includes important updates and guidance.
  • We’re grateful for everyone’s patience, support and commitment to our community. We know it’s been a long road and we could not have made it this far so successfully without everyone’s help.
Supporting mental health
  • From the WashU experts: Give people time to make the transition; have patience and grace when people are struggling to adapt. Cultivate resilience by coming from a place of compassion vs. criticism; embrace hope and practice gratitude. (WashU Psychiatry)
  • Check in with yourself and your team members.
    • Acknowledge that each of us experienced the pandemic differently and are returning from different places.
    • Pause and ask how people are doing.
    • Understand what people need.
Leaders Guide to the Next Normal

Support is available to help you lead through the challenges. Reach out to HR’s Organization Development Team if you’d like to talk about maintaining morale or strategize about engagement.

Well-Being Resources

Employee Assistance Program

Work-Life Solutions, the employee assistance program, offers free, confidential, 24/7 support, resources and information for every aspect of your life, including confidential emotional support from highly trained clinicians.

Employee Well-Being Hub

The Employee Well-Being hub includes health, wellness, mental health, financial well-being, family care support and other resources to help employees cope with stressors and thrive personally and professionally.

COVID-19 Public Health Guidance and Information

Call the COVID Call Center at 314-362-5056 when you need assistance with COVID exposure, symptoms, vaccine information or Occupational Health questions.

Workplace Hub

Achieve individual and team success through today’s diverse work arrangements including onsite, remote, hybrid and flexible options.

WashU Retirees
Staff Courses

Encourage your team members to expand their knowledge and participate in staff courses available through WashU’s Learning & Development team.

Diversity & Inclusion Training

As a community, we will listen and engage to work toward mission-oriented action that makes our university and our city a beacon of justice to the world.