EP 40 - Supporting Your Employees’ Mental Health as They Return to Work, with Karen Oliver-B

In this installment of Tales from Around the Water Cooler, Kristen Prinz talks mental health and the workplace with Karen Oliver-Behee, Founder and President of on-River HR, an HR strategy and business consulting firm. Depression caused by isolation is on the rise due to the new prevalence of working from home, and anxiety is rampant as people try to navigate their health and safety while learning new workplace norms. Aware that the current global pandemic has had negative effects on workers’ mental health, Kristen and Karen respond to a question many employers are currently asking themselves: how can business leaders best support employees during this time of transition? Kristen and Karen offer advice to businesses on how to encourage open communication and the sort of assistance they can offer workers—tools that can help everyone adjust to the new normal.

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Karen Oliver-Behee, M.B.A., is Founder and Principal of on-River HR, an independent, woman-owned business consulting firm that specializes in translating an organization’s strategic objectives into actionable value-creating priorities and plans. Leaning on her more than 20 years in HR consulting, Ms. Oliver-Behee assists CEOs and executive teams in defining HR investments to strengthen business performance, accelerate value creation, and reduce cost.

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