Although the recession and its effect on the workforce and workplace are bringing the issue to a head, employer concern about employee well-being shouldn’t be driven by the economy. Rather, it should be an integral part of an organization’s culture, reflected in its benefit design, training and development policies, its employees’ ability to create work/life balance and in the way managers are expected to interact with and manage employees. Employees’ concerns about their well-being may be exacerbated by the recession, but as the economy improves, those concerns aren’t going away.