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Mental Health in the Workplace: HR's Role in Promoting Environments of Acceptance and Productivity
LVCC N115-117
Monday 06/24/2019 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM Add to calendar
1.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Consultation, HR Expertise, Relationship Management | Intended Audience: Mid-Level
Workplace Application:
Create mental health-friendly work environments conducive to employee productivity and where stigma is diminished. 

Mental health issues can have a negative impact on an employee's productivity and the overall morale of an organization. Stress, depression, anxiety and other mental health problems may contribute to an employee's increased absenteeism, lateness, and overall drive to do well and succeed in a company. This workshop will explore strategies that HR professionals can utilize to retain workers with mental health problems, and to create supportive and accessible environments that allow for increased productivity.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify mental health problems in the workplace and understand their consequences.
  • Learn the strategies and locate the resources to accommodate and support employees' mental health and wellness.
  • Recognize the benefits to businesses that promote mental health-friendly practices.
Joni N. Dolce Photo
Joni N. Dolce, Assistant professor ,
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey