Tag: depression

Communication, Development & Evaluation

Failure-to-Accommodate Claim Dismissed for Lack of Identifiable Accommodation

May 5, 2022


The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) did not fail to accommodate an employee experiencing major depression and anxiety disorder when it did not transfer the employee to a position reserved for other employees impacted by postal facility consolidations. Nonetheless, the U.S. […]

Workplace wellness

OH will be key to navigating ‘second pandemic’ of mental ill health

April 14, 2022

Via: Personnel Today

Over the past two years, the Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted our working lives globally. While the short-term consequences were sudden and severe, with key workers thrown into new situations, millions of people furloughed or losing their jobs and others turning […]

Workplace wellness

Recertification Request Does Not Interference with FMLA Rights

February 16, 2022

Via: HR Hero

An employer’s request for medical recertification to establish eligibility for Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave didn’t violate the Act, the U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals (which covers Arkansas) recently ruled. Missing 16 consecutive days rather than the […]

Workplace wellness

What We Do in the Shadows: Happy Accession (and Boss’s) Day!

October 20, 2021

Via: HR Hero

In honor of National Boss’s Day, I decided to devote this post to the most colorful boss I could think of: Nandor the Relentless from What We Do in the Shadows. I got hooked on this show after my brother […]

Workplace wellness

Taking on Mental Health Challenges Post-Pandemic

July 27, 2021

Via: HR Hero

Until relatively recently, companies that focused meaningfully on their employees’ mental health were few and far between. Employees who struggled with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, or other mental health issues were largely expected to manage those issues outside of work […]

Development & Evaluation, Employee development

Healthy Teams Don’t Happen by Accident

July 13, 2021

Via: HR Hero

After a uniquely challenging and disruptive year, many employees are struggling. In January, an employee trends study found that 34% of respondents reported feeling burned out, a 7% year-over-year increase. What’s more, the latest Household Pulse Survey from the Centers […]

Workplace wellness

Imbuing a Sense of Control to Combat Stress

February 25, 2021

Via: HR Hero

Everyone experiences stress from time to time, both in their everyday life and at work. It can be an unpleasant but necessary part of the job. In fact, many managers engage in behavior that increases stress in their workforce in […]

Research, Software

Tending to the Emotional Life of the Workplace at a Time of High Stress

June 11, 2020

Via: HR Hero

In the past, an employee’s mental health wasn’t any of his or her employer’s business. Now it is. In response to the fast-growing coronavirus epidemic and the mandate that almost everyone shelter in place and work from home, workers might […]

Research, Software

‘Burnt Out, Hopeless, Drained’—Mental Health Concerns Are Prevalent During COVID-19

June 8, 2020

Via: HR Hero

We recently shared new research that reveals the negative impacts the COVID-19 pandemic is having on workers’ mental health abroad, but how is it impacting workers right here in the United States? New research from the Society for Human Resource […]

Research, Software

More Employers Are Minding Mental Health

January 17, 2019

Via: Workforce

Mental illness has been a long-avoided topic in the workplace. But as rates of suicide, substance abuse, anxiety and depression increase, more employers are making these issues a top priority. In fact, 57 percent of employers plan to increase their […]

Research, Software

More than half of employees have experienced job burnout, report finds

January 16, 2019

Via: HR Dive

Burnout may be one of the largest threats to employee engagement and retention — 95% of HR professionals surveyed for a study by Kronos Incorporated cited burnout as an obstacle to employee retention. Nearly half of respondents revealed that 20% […]

Workplace wellness

Helping Employees Beat the Holiday Blues

December 27, 2018

Via: HR Hero

With the holiday season almost here, the “most wonderful time of the year” can also be stressful. Addressing mental well-being has always proved a challenge for businesses, but it can feel particularly pointed during the holidays. An American Psychological Association […]

Workplace wellness

How to Identify and Approach Employees Who Are Depressed or Suicidal

December 21, 2018

Via: HR Hero

Although newer research suggests that people are actually less depressed and less suicidal around the holidays, the World Health Organization reports that the number of people living around the world with depression increased 18.4% between 2005 and 2015, and that […]

Workplace wellness

What to Say (and Not Say) When an Employee Is Depressed

June 19, 2018

Via: Evil HR Lady

Depression isn’t limited to a few. Over 300 million people, globally, suffer from it. This means it’s quite likely that you know someone who is currently in its grasp, and it isn’t pleasant. Left untreated, depression can literally be deadly. […]

Research, Software, Workplace wellness

Chances are, someone you work with is depressed

February 8, 2018

Via: HR Examiner

One in four adults in the US suffers from some form of mental illness, mostly depression and anxiety disorders. 11% of Americans take an antidepressant. Chances are, someone you work with is depressed. The cost of depression in lost productivity […]

Workplace wellness

How to Work When You’re Depressed

October 11, 2017

Via: Evil HR Lady

October 10th was World Mental Health Day. I didn’t write about it yesterday because I was traveling, but I don’t want to skip over such an important day. 18.5 percent of American Adults suffer from some type of mental illness […]