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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A national study by Morneau Shepell has indicated that more employees than employers view presenteeism as a serious issue in their workplace.
Economic sustainability for Canada in a fast-changing world economy relies not only on business opportunities, but also on a mentally and physically healthy labour force.
Addictions in the workplace lay at a complicated intersection of many areas of law, including human rights, privacy and workplace safety. They are also increasingly receiving the attention of our legal system. Here are some common concerns.
Psychological health has been a long-standing problem that has greatly impaired productivity of organizations and the well being of workers. There was a time when psychological health problems had a stigma and were simply not talked about. Although psychological health and safety has been identified as a critical issue in recent years, many employers still have not been addressing it.
At 10:00 a.m., sitting in front of my computer with a lengthy to-do list, I was already exhausted. For months I’d been struggling with fatigue and a deep sadness that permeated everything in my life. It had gotten harder and harder to find the mental focus and physical energy to put in a day’s work.
Today’s workplace is much different than even just a few years ago – increasing work demands, constant change with often little control, financial pressures, work-life balance issues – and employees are feeling the pressure.