Mental health: We can do better (Editor’s Notes)

Employers play critical role in managing employee mental health and well-being
By Todd Humber
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/23/2012

There are three stories in this issue — well, two stories and a news brief — that underscore how critical it is for employers to manage employee mental health and well-being.

The first (“Abrasive leaders often ‘irreplaceable,’”) unveils the results of Canadian HR Reporter’s exclusive survey on the toll exacted by bully managers. The impacts on retention, stress and performance can’t be overstated.

The second (“Jump in calls to EAP from federal public sector following cuts announced in March budget,” ) details the emotional toll job insecurity is having on workers.