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Today, workplace mental health is on everyone’s mind. Research and data-driven evidence have confirmed the relationship between mental health and our workplaces. Employees should be able to work to their potential without a negative impact on their mental health, and employers are obligated to ensure the workplace is not detrimental to wellness. When we meet with leaders to talk about mental health in the workplace, we hear the same questions.
There is a look that I recognize on the faces of my HR colleagues when I broach the topic of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB). The look that says, “I’m not going to be the one to go there.” I know this look because I have worn this look myself. What I have realized is that “the look” doesn’t come from a lack of recognition of the importance of this unwieldy topic. It comes from the Fear of Getting it Wrong.
It’s January again, and I hope you’ve had an opportunity for some rest and enjoyment before stepping into the new year. We can all agree that HR has carried a heavy load during the pandemic, and it’s not getting lighter. With that knowledge, it may be helpful to start the new year with some reflection on the past and set some intentions and goals for the months to come.
To avoid the discomfort of difficult conversations, many leaders will indirectly address issues or infractions by implementing policies or re-writing existing ones. While documentation is important in any challenging situation, it can never be a replacement for a one-on-one conversation.
Back when I started to consider the concept of an HR book club, none of us could imagine a pandemic of the type we’ve been living through. I pictured a group of readers getting together to discuss books about HR, leadership, and career development. There are so many great books out there, and I always want to talk about what I’ve been reading. What better way, I thought, than to start an HR book club.
A positive workplace culture thrives on good communication, collaboration, and a shared purpose. Unfortunately, this can be easily disrupted by harassment, bullying, and discrimination. Many organizations don’t know how to deal with these types of behaviours and find it easier to ignore them. In the face of inaction, many employees will take it upon themselves to be judge and jury. I refer to this as “trial by water cooler”.
AccessHR is launching its first-ever book club, the AccessHR Reading Room, for HR professionals and anyone who is interested in HR and business topics, with the goal of creating a platform for people to build relationships, explore common interests and stay informed.