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From Burnout to Balance: Building Sustainable, Healthy Workplaces

Mental Health, Occupational Health & Safety, Psychosocial Factors, Future of Work
Description Join in this conversation guided by Nina Hornjatkevyc to bolster understanding on what Burnout is, what it can look like and what to do if you’re finding it present in your workplace. With her expertise as a registered psychologist Nina highlights the importance of the individual experience and the…
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If the Future of Work Is Now – Are You Ready?

Future of Work
Description Join the discussion, where April tackles key concepts on what the future of work could, and perhaps already does, look like. In this time of seemingly continual transition, April advocates for leaders to be leaders in vulnerability, transparency, and opening the door to all conversations in support of the…
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Unlocking the Power of Impact: Redefining the Role of Research

Leadership, Occupational Health & Safety, Future of Work
I am not the first one to write about this, and I won’t be the last. However, given the work of our organization I thought it might be an appropriate article. In today’s evolving research landscape, the desire to make a tangible impact on society has become more pressing than…
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Unlocking Economic Success: The Power of Inclusive Workplaces for All

Diversity and Inclusion, Leadership, Future of Work
Recently, in a discussion with a potential grant funder, the economic importance of hiring individuals with disabilities emerged as a topic of great significance. This conversation brought to mind a summer class I attended with Professor John Paul Rollert, where we explored the fundamental principles outlined in Adam Smith’s influential…
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Navigating the Landscape of Workplace Mental Health and Wellness: Prioritizing Evidence and Efficacy in Programs

Disruption in the Workplace, Leadership, Mental Health, Psychosocial Factors
In a recent publication in the Journal of the American Psychiatric Association, concerns have bee raised about the efficacy of mental health first aid (MHFA) programs in addressing workplace mental health issues(1). Despite widespread promotion, many of these programs lack sufficient evidence to support their use by employers, often resulting…
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Are We Becoming Managers, Not Leaders? Leadership in Today’s Hybrid Workplace

Disruption in the Workplace, Human Resources, Leadership, Future of Work
In the midst of our world being propelled ever forward by the rapid advancement of technology, the concept of a traditional ‘office’ is increasingly becoming a relic of the past. The advent of hybrid workplaces, where employees split their time between working remotely and onsite, has led to a seismic…
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One Size Fits One: Building Inclusive Workplaces For All

Diversity and Inclusion, Disability Management
Description Join Dr. Emile Tompa and Dr. Rebecca Gerwurtz in the second segment to this conversation where we lean into the ‘how’ for employers and employees to work together to create inclusive, productive workplaces. Applicable to every workplace, they provide actionable insights and knowledge to build capacity and provide employment…
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Inclusive Design for Employment Access (IDEA) Project: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Workplace Inclusivity for All

Diversity and Inclusion, Disability Management
Description In this first segment of our conversation with Dr. Emile Tompa and Dr. Rebecca Gerwurtz gain in-depth knowledge and understanding of the Inclusive Design for Employment Access (IDEA) project from conception to current day to future goals and outcomes.   Watch « One Size Fits One: Building Inclusive Workplaces For All »…
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Disability Employment Awareness Month

Disability Management, Leadership, Mental Health, Occupational Health & Safety, Psychosocial Factors
The purpose of Disability Employment Awareness Month is to promote employment inclusion for people with disabilities and celebrate the many and varied contributions of workers with disabilities. The Work Wellness Institute is very proud to share the numerous amounts of work we have done to promote the inclusion of individuals…
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Pushed or Pulled? A Qualitative Study of the Landscape of Gig Work for People Living with Disabilities and Future Recommendations for Best Practices

Diversity and Inclusion, Disability Management, Future of Work
The gig economy has rapidly emerged as a popular employment option, offering flexible work arrangements and opportunities for individuals seeking alternative employment. While its potential benefits are often highlighted, limited research exists on how the gig economy specifically impacts people with disabilities.    Why the Gig Economy?  The aim of this…

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