Dealing with Depression - Organizational Perspectives
Depression affects 9-13% of adolescents and adults, and when depression strikes, it can lead an employee's productivity and effectiveness to plummet.
Employee's impacted by depression have more medical claims, and demonstrate increased tardiness and absenteeism, as well as "presenteeism" (showing up for work, but producing less, losing concentration, making mistakes, missing deadlines, becoming irritable with coworkers / managers, etc.). Depressed employees can be a drain on work group morale as well, and even cause distress and worry amongst other employees who may hear them making suicidal statements or other worrisome comments. It is critical that managers and HR professional recognize decrements in performance and the behavioral signs of this serious mental health concern, and act swiftly and sensitively to get the employee the support and help they need so the employee can remain productive and the organization is not adversely impacted.
This webinar will review the major features and signs of depression, and help HR professional and managers effectively intervene.
Areas Covered in the Session: After participating in this webinar, Human Resource professionals and managers will be better able to:
Who Will Benefit:
- Understand signs and symptoms of depression in employees
- Identify steps managers can use in assisting employees with depression, including the use of EAPs, medical leave of absence, and fitness for duty evaluations
- Use effective management tools while simultaneously demonstrating compassion for the impacted employee and team
- HR professionals
- Employee Relations Professionals