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Convincing Your Employer to Support Mental Health at Work

Convincing Your Employer to Support Mental Health at Work

Although mental health is becoming a more prevalent topic in the media and in our workplaces, there are many workplaces that are not taking any steps to support employee mental health. Does this sound like your workplace? Are you wishing your employer did more to support your mental health at work? Try these 3 tips:

Strategies to improve your work-life balance

Strategies to improve your work-life balance

Work-life balance is a top of mind phenomenon these days. How do we improve our work-life balance? Is there such a thing? Work is a part of life, right? But we all know how challenging it can be to balance the demand of life with the demands of our workplace. Yes, these are all demands in our life, and yes, you may have guessed where we were going with this, these demands, whether from work or home, take a toll on our mental health.  

From last weeks post on self-assessments, we learned the importance of checking-in with yourself and some strategies to do so. So, where do we go from there? Once you identify the areas you would like to improve, try to set small goals for yourself. Here are 5 simple strategies you can use to improving your work-life balance:

Reflections on Working Wisdom

What do you look for in a new hire?  Likely, you are looking for someone who is:
- Hard working 
- Dedicated 
- Good attendance record 
- Talent and unique skills

According to this article from the Globe and Mail, these are employer-highlighted qualities of employees with disabilities. People with disabilities have many positive skills to contribute to the workplace that can ultimately increase productivity and reduce costs associated with turnover, presenteeism and absenteeism.