“What do you do when you get mad?”

October 10, 2021 is World Mental Health Day. Anxiety is often overlooked as a disorder that requires professional intervention.
The pandemic and the continuing uncertainties of the future present ideal conditions for anxiety to evolve in ways that adversely impact employees’ mental health and their ability to perform.
Leaders must champion mental health and speak openly about the need to take care of employees’ mental health.

Caring for Work-from-home Caregivers

Aging baby-boomers are creating another boom. As baby boomers get older, they will be the ones diagnosed with dementia, creating a dementia boom that will present major challenges for their working caregiver children, the health care system, workplaces and the economy. Parking parents with dementia in nursing homes isn’t going to be the easiest option in an already overburdened health care system with limited capacity in long-term care residences.
Employers should prioritize caregiving in employee benefits plans and corporate social responsibility programs.

Prendre soin des proches aidants qui font le travail à domicile

Les baby-boomers vieillissants créent un autre boom. Comme les baby-boomers vieilliront, ce seront eux qui recevront un diagnostic de démence, créant un boom de la démence qui présentera des défis majeurs pour leurs enfants aidants qui travaillent, le système de santé, les employeurs et l’économie. Mettre les parents atteints de démence dans des résidences pour les personnes âgées ne sera pas l’option la plus simple dans un système de santé déjà surchargé avec une capacité limitée dans les résidences de soins de longue durée.
Les employeurs devraient prioriser la prestation de soins dans les régimes d’avantages sociaux et les programmes de responsabilité sociale des entreprises.

Make workplace empathy meaningful: Provide employee benefits that help women advance their careers.

Empathy is meaningful when employees are listened to, when they feel that they are heard and when leadership commits to implementing solutions that enable them to thrive, prosper and successfully manage personal and professional responsibilities. The current pandemic provides employers with an outstanding opportunity to implement solution-focused employee benefits, particularly those which impact women and their professional advancement. There are five areas of action in which leaders can make empathy meaningful: 1. Invest in communication best practices; 2. Prioritize and implement disability risk mitigation measures; 3. Critically examine current benefits and the corporate culture; 4. Empower women to manage their careers & continue to support their professional advancement; and 5. Leadership must commit to demonstrate empathy for employees