What is the keystone to mental health in the workplace?

Marli Penner, CPHR HR advisor, Northwest Community College Terrace, BC Marli Penner, CPHR is an HR advisor at Northwest Community College in Terrace, BC.  The primary areas of her role are employee benefits, disability management, wellness, and occupational health and safety.   Working in...

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Less Fear, Fewer Turtles

Is our workplace a comfortable place to be or is it a place where we dread arriving every day? If we don’t look forward to being at work, why not? The most pervasive emotion that will detract from us having...

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3 Walking Meditations for the Summer

It’s the time of year when we revel in the opportunity to get outside and enjoy the summer months. Here are three walking meditations to explore and play with. Try these on your breaks to experience the great outdoors. Remember...

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Canadian Employers Ready for Increases in Medical Leaves

Due to Canada’s aging workforce and greater awareness surrounding mental health, Canadian employers are expecting an increase in employee medical leaves. A recent Conference Board of Canada survey finds Canadian employers are already preparing for the increases, with 63...

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Mindfulness Yields Unexpected Workplace Outcomes

I'm not going to talk about the benefits of workplace mindfulness. If you haven't seen such articles and research, there is plenty of good reading to catch up on. Instead, I’d like to share something you may not have...

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Walking Meditation: Anytime, Anywhere

By Wendy Quan Did you know that you can meditate when you walk? There are many types of meditation techniques, and here is an easy one that you can do anytime, anywhere. Try this at work while you’re walking from...

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Experience Required? Of Generations, Culture and Resilience

By Benedicte Flouriot They have been called self-absorbed and entitled. They have been dubbed job hoppers and lacking work ethic. More than a few times, they have simply been called “the worst generation.” That said, older generations have always stereotyped and...

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Help Your Burned Out Employee

By Shawnee Love If you recognized the signs of burnout in one of your employees, you are in the right place. Today we are going to discuss what you can do to help an employee experiencing burnout at work. Identify the...

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