Supporting Workers with Long-Covid

Friday, February 4th, 2022 at 9:00 AM PT | 12:00 PM ET  

In the wake of the pandemic it has become clear that providing the adequate support for workers with long-covid is a challenge for organisations. In this presentation, Karina Nielsen will present the results of a qualitative study focusing on the resources needed to support workers with long-covid to stay and thrive at work. She will apply the IGLOo framework to explore which resources within the individual and in the group support workers with long-covid. She will also explore the resources line managers should offer together with the organisational resources, such as occupational health and human resources policies.

Learning outcomes:
  • Common challenges experienced by workers suffering from long-covid
  • Resources at the IGLOO levels that may support workers with long-covid staying and thriving at work
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Dr. Karina Nielsen is a Full Professor of Work Psychology and Director of the Institute of Work Psychology at the University of Sheffield, UK. Karina specializes in organizational interventions, i.e. how we can foster employee health and wellbeing through changing the way work is organized, designed and managed. Another area of expertise is sustainable return to work, how we can support workers with common mental disorders stay and thrive at work after long-term sickness absence. Key to Karina’s research is the IGLOo framework, which suggests that in order to develop healthy organizations it is necessary to build resources at the individual, group, leader and organizational levels.

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