Karen Shannon - HR Considerations of Depression in the Workplace

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Part 1

1 in 5 Americans will experience some type of mental health impairment in any given year.

Karen Shannon, Human Resources and Business Consulting Director with Ollis/Akers/Arney says it's critical for human resources staff understand the extent and limitations an employer can go to to help and employee.

Part 2 (below)

Karen Shannon says it's important to demonstrate care to an employee who might be suffering from a mental health condition. Try to accommodate their needs and find out what they need to be successful in their job.

Part 3 (below)

Karen Shannon says employers need to let employees aware of benefits to help them deal with a mental health issue. Support the employee without prying and let them choose what they want to share.


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