Supporting Employee Success

Supporting Employee Success is a free, bilingual online resource that was developed by occupational health professionals for the Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace. The toolkit was commissioned by the Centre to provide employers and practitioners working with employees or job seekers with an effective process to:

  • Help assess work-related triggers for emotional or cognitive issues;
  • Support a thoughtful approach for the employee and leader to agree on accommodations that allow the employee to successfully meet their responsibilities; and
  • Facilitate the employee’s well-being while meeting the requirement for a safe and productive workplace.

The booklet enables employers or practitioners to address non-medical issues which may impact performance when mental health is a factor, such as attention to detail, decision making, exposure to distractions and working relationships. The process is designed to develop solutions and accommodations that address these challenges before they impact performance, both at the interview stage and on the job.

Mary Ann Baynton, the Program Director for the Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace, provides a backgrounder on the toolkit’s development in this November 23, 2015 post on contactpoint.ca.