Elizabeth Rankin-Horvath, President of Hale Health and Safety Solutions Ltd., is a Management Systems Specialist, Integration Coach and Speaker, specializing in Occupational Health and Safety and Employee Wellbeing.
She was the CSA Group Project Manager on the development of the National Standard of Canada on Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace. She brings 20 years of expertise in successful integration of occupational health and safety management systems and experience with workplace mental health issues to help organizations with successful implementation of the National Standard.
Elizabeth is a Canadian Registered Safety Professional, a member of the Human Resources Professionals Association and member of Board of Directors for the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering -Toronto Chapter.
Driving Business Results Through Workplace Mental Health
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm – Niagara Room
More than half of Canadian workers are affected by chronic diseases and/or mental health issues. This is having a massive impact on productivity and economic stability for many organizations. But, in most, the costs and benefits of employee wellness on the organization’s business results are poorly understood. This can translate into a waste of valuable resources and difficulty in meeting the organization’s mandate, strategic goals and objectives.
Work stress has been shown by numerous credible studies to be related to mental health issues and chronic disease. Creating and sustaining a psychologically healthy and safe workplace will have a positive impact on business results. However, it requires more than incidental endorsement from senior leaders. Senior leaders need to have a clear understanding of the fundamental link between employee mental health and business results. They need a clear vision of what a psychologically healthy and safe culture looks like for their organization, and they need solid data to prove that their investment is having a positive impact on the business so that they can justify the ongoing allocation of necessary resources.
Participants will gain a clear understanding the true impact of chronic diseases and mental health issues on their organization’s bottom line and will discuss practical methods for showing measurable improvement on their key business results through supporting employee mental health.
By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
• Explain the fundamental link between employee mental health and business results
• Identify how their key performance indicators may be impacted by employee mental health
• Establish a system for assessing the value on investment in psychological health and safety efforts