Getting managers the kind of help they need

Employee assistance not always on leaders’ radar
By Marie-Thérèse Dugré
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/27/2012

Employees are expected to perform at their best all the time, even when factors that negatively impact their ability to do so are coming from all directions — personal finances and retirement plans are under siege, family responsibilities are closing in and relationships with partners, co-workers and managers are challenged.

They hear words such as downsizing, productivity, presenteeism, profit and loss and they’re concerned.

Now, imagine this employee happens to be a manager, carrying the weight of being both an individual contributor and leader at the organization.