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? Ultimately, the employee experience is significantly influenced by their employers’ ability to implement an effective wellness strategy.
Mental Health in the Capital 2020 will focus on two core topics: employee experience and the link to psychological safety.
How do we define employee experience? It’s the everyday experiences—positive and negative—that affect employees’ mental health and impact their career life cycle from entry to exit. Positive experiences range from rewards and recognition for outstanding work to healthy manager-employee relationships, clarity on roles and responsibilities, and how employees are valued within the organization. Negative experiences can include unclear expectations on what success looks like, exposure to incivility, and feelings of exclusion.
Mounting research suggests that psychological safety plays an important role in predicting whether the employee experience will be positive or negative. Making a commitment to create a psychologically safe workplace is much easier than achieving this outcome. How employers follow through on their commitment with evidence-based programming, program evaluation, and audits influences their degree of success.
We’re hard at work developing an outstanding agenda with top-notch speakers. Please check this page for updates.
The Mental Health in the Capital conference has been ongoing since 2018. Here are highlights from Mental Health in the Capital 2019:
Co-Founder Culture of Good
Founder and President, Kambio Performance Mental Performance Specialist, Consultant and Speaker
Director, Centre of Expertise on Mental Health in the Workplace Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
Affiliation: Independent Senators Group
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