Category Archive for "Employer Resources"

Supporting an employee’s return to work

The fundamentals Ask your employee what they need Set benchmarks Lead by example The fundamentals Three fundamentals must be in place for an employee’s return to work to be successful: The work itself, and the employee’s presence in the workplace,...

What if an accommodation is not working?

An employee’s needs, and their job, may change over time. Similarly, the employer’s needs may change or working conditions may change. For example, the introduction of technology may require an employee to take training or to change the way they...

What is a “reasonable accommodation”?

Are there limits on the duty to accommodate? What criteria will be used to determine if the employer has met the duty to accommodate? What is undue hardship? What factors are considered in determining whether the cost of accommodation is...

Where can I find help for an employee?

If you are concerned that an employee may have a mental health problem, find out what resources your organization has to help and how an employee can access these services and supports. When you talk to the employee, it is...

How can I approach an employee?

You may see behavior or performance signs that suggest an employee has a mental health problem. As an employer (or a manager or supervisor) you have a responsibility both to the individual and the organization to take action if you...

Isn’t stress just part of any job?

Stress is a normal part of any life, and any job. Stress can be positive or negative, and how people react to various stressors is highly individual. But excessive negative stress (or distress) can contribute to or even cause serious...

How can I tell if someone has a mental illness?

You can’t. As an employer, manager, or supervisor, it is not your job or your responsibility to diagnose a mental health problem. However, being aware of the signs that suggest someone might be experiencing a mental illness is important. Mental...

The Health Case

Mental Illness is everyone’s concern Regardless of the kind of work you do or where you are on the organizational food chain, the toughest part of your job is likely not the work itself. Chances are your greatest challenge is keeping yourself...
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