Disability claims for mental health issues have become a top concern for Canadian employers. Organizations have adopted mental wellness strategies to help employees thrive and to protect psychological safety … but how effective are these strategies?
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Recently a group of occupational health and safety (OHS) and human resources leaders were asked to define psychological safety as if they were talking to a five-year-old. Most leaders didn’t appear clear, or perhaps confident, to put in their own words a simple definition that the average employee could grasp and would understand the benefit to them.
Op-ed Dr. Bill Howatt
Mark Henick interviews Dr. Bill Howatt to discuss the psychology of workplace mental health--mental injury, loneliness, depression, and what employers can do to help their employees dealing with these and any other issues.
Learn what a comprehensive Employee Benefits plan looks like in Canada. Updated and improved for 2019, this report summarizes data from a survey of 217 organizations covering over 1.2 million employees across Canada.
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Leaders like Kyle Dubas set teams down a path of openness, sharing, and self-expression. This is very different than leaders who use fear and control. According to a Science of Work post by Wendy Hirsch, ignoring bad leadership can cost almost $24 billion in productivity, work absences, and health costs.
Sylvia Apostolidis, Natasha Ouslis
When it comes to cannabis in the workplace, what employers do matters, according to a new study from the Conference Board of Canada and The Globe and Mail. The study investigated the impact of recreational and medical cannabis on the workplace, and found that employees at organizations with more mature...
Dr. Bill Howatt, November 22, 2019| Op-ed
Kelsey Coburn, Allison Cowan
As the working world continues to evolve, corporate culture remains an important focus area for many organizations. Workplace culture can have a significant impact on organizational performance, employee engagement, and the ability to retain and attract talent.
Kim Parsons, Content Expert | Blog
On any given day, 500,000 Canadians are unable to work due to mental health related challenges. In our Healthy Brains at Work research, the numbers provide an even more precise look of mental health in the workplace.
Bryan Benjamin and Charles Boyer, October 9, 2019
What comes to mind when you think of mental health? Many think of it through a mental illness lens. Employers play a major role in supporting employees’ mental health, but they must be clear on what mental health is and how it links to mental illness.
Dr. Bill Howatt, October 9, 2019 | Blog
Despite the compelling evidence, not all employers are fully engaged in preventing harassment (including bullying and sexual harassment) and workplace violence.
Dr. Bill Howatt, May 21, 2019 | Op-ed
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