Category: Workplace Wellness

Weathering Winter on the Way to Work

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of traumatic workplace death, and more crashes causing worker injury or death occur between October and February, according to WorkSafeBC. New resources now available for employers and supervisors planning, implementing and monitoring a winter driving safety program.

10 Bad Habits That Should Be Banned from the Workplace Forever

Over the years, we have developed work styles that are not good for our physical, mental or emotional health. Here are 10 bad habits to break.

Five Signs of Caregiver Stress (And What You Can Do To Help)

It has been estimated that almost 50 per cent of seniors still living at home receive care only from family and friends. For caregivers, this can result in decreased self-care and increased levels of stress and anxiety. According to Statistics Canada, around eight million Canadians are caregivers, six million of which are in the work force. Recognizing employee stress and burnout is important in maintaining a healthy workforce.

Canadian Workers Face Office Reality: Most Productive Place to Work Also Contributing to Stress, Burnout

Thirty per cent of Canadian managers work 11 hours or more per day, according to a recent survey.

Avoiding Employee Burnout When Travelling For Business

Seeing the world, meeting interesting people and acquiring new skills: these are just some of the perks of travelling for business. Although it can be a hugely enjoyable and rewarding experience, frequent business travellers know that it can also be a tiring and demanding experience.

How Companies Can Be More Caregiver-Friendly

The ways that employers can support sandwich generation employees are truly endless. HR managers are poised to spearhead caregiving-friendly programs which are going to be one of the most important workplace issues in the next decade as retirement trends accelerate.

Workplace Bullying Remains an Organizational Challenge

Bullying can be as harmful in the workplace as it is in schools and other areas of society, causing the well-understood emotional and physical impacts, plus a long list of challenges for employees and their organizations. More sobering are the clear and irrefutable statistics – workplace bullying is costing businesses billions of dollars annually. For every short-term result that a bully achieves, there is a list of longer-term negative business impacts that far outweigh any temporary benefits.

5 Key Reasons Companies Should Promote Mental Health at Work

One in five people in Canada experience mental health problems, and this number is on the rise. It makes an ideal time for business organizations to take stock in how well they are supporting mental health initiatives in their workplace – and why they should do it better.

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