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The Evolution and Future of Vocational Rehabilitation: Embracing AI for Positive Health Outcomes

Mental Health, Future of Work
When I stepped into the CEO position at the Work Wellness Institute, I was introduced to vocational rehabilitation (VR), a field previously unfamiliar to me. VR is a process aimed at assisting individuals with disabilities or health conditions in securing and maintaining employment. As I delved deeper into the organization’s…
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Growth and Professional Development in the New Fiscal Year with the Work Wellness Institute

Leadership, Future of Work
As we step into a new fiscal year, it’s a pivotal time for organizations and professionals alike to reflect on growth opportunities. In today’s ever-evolving workplace, the pursuit of continuous learning and professional development is not just an option but a necessity. At the Work Wellness Institute, we embody the…
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Recruitment for a Research Study on Chronic Pain

Disability Management, Leadership
We are seeking US or Canada-based employees with chronic pain and their leaders (e.g., managers, supervisors) to take part in a study to evaluate a pain-focused transformational leadership training program designed to improve employee’s experience of chronic pain. You can participate in the study if you are suffering from chronic…
Thoughts to Inspire

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…
Thoughts to Inspire

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…
Thoughts to Inspire

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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