Date(s) - Thursday, February 25, 2021
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Hosted by: Small Business Advisory Centre (Smiths Falls/Lanark County/Leeds Grenville) and Enterprise Renfrew County
Workplace mental health challenges continue to rise, costing Canadian employers an all-time high of $20 billion annually. Yet most organizations are at a loss as to what to do about this growing issue that has the potential for severe consequences – Including human rights complaints and litigation.
What can managers ask and what should they not ask their employees about mental health? How should they approach these difficult conversations? How can an employer accommodate an employee – working remotely or on-site – experiencing issues relating to mental health?
Attendees will learn answers to these and other questions to minimize risk associated with human rights complaints and litigation relating to workplace mental health and to promote well-being in their organizations.
Please join Julie Holden, as she builds on session 1 of this workplace mental health series. She will provide a short re-cap of some of the learnings from session 1, such as the signs to watch for to indicate an employee may be struggling.
Julie will also introduce ways to achieve a mentally healthy workplace, as more employees seek ‘Employers of Choice’ who, without exception, have implemented various mental health initiatives in their organizations as a way to attract and retain top talent.
Speaker: Julie Holden, Principal – Holden & Associates Consulting Inc.
Expertise: Workplace Mental Health | Absence & Disability Management Strategies
Julie has an extensive background of over 25 years delivering workplace health and productivity solutions to her clients in a wide variety of industries in both the private and public sectors.
She was a Principal at one of Canada’s largest consulting firms, Willis Towers Watson, where she led its health and productivity practice in Ontario and was also the Practice Leader of the Absence and Disability practice at both Buck Consultants and Morneau Shepell.
Previously, Julie was an Assistant Vice President at Manulife Financial heading the Toronto disability claims operation, subsequent to many years with Canada Life, in various leadership roles. She has worked with many organizations of all sizes on disability management and workplace mental health initiatives.
Julie is a graduate of the University of Toronto’s Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. She was a contributor to the 14th Edition of the Handbook of Canadian Pension and Benefit Plans. She has also regularly presented to students of the International Society of Certified Benefit Consultants as part of their disability management curriculum.
She is certified by the Canadian Mental Health Association as a Psychological Health & Safety Advisor to workplaces and is a registered Practitioner with the Human Resource Professionals Association of Canada.
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