Do Your Employees Have the Right Psychological Fit for Their Jobs?  

Written by admin, January 11, 2017

January 11, 2017 – Join the Breakfast Session on “Job Analysis for Psychosocial Risk” on Wednesday, January 25

Job fit is one of 13 psychosocial factors identified in the National Standards on Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace.  In our more brain-based economy, psychological fit is as important as assessing the physical demands of a job. Understanding what the psychological demands of a job are assists workplaces in such areas as hiring, training and performance management.  In addition, job analysis is an essential tool when modifying jobs to ensure a better fit for employees.

The Peterborough Health at Work Committee is hosting a breakfast session on Wednesday, January 25 on Job Analysis for Psychosocial Risk presented by Dr. Fergal O’Hagan, Assistant Professor at Trent University and Director of Research at Adaptive Health Care Solutions.

This information session is ideal for HR professionals, occupational health and safety specialists, managers, labour relations specialists and employers. The session will be held at Peterborough Public Health, 185 King Street.  Registration and continental breakfast begins at 8:00 a.m. with the formal session running from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m.  Advance registration is required.  For more information and to register, visit www.Eventbrite.ca and search “Job Analysis for Psychosocial Risk”.

Locally, the Peterborough Health at Work Committee has a mandate to support workplaces in creating healthy work environments with an emphasis on psychological health and safety. The committee includes representatives from Peterborough Public Health, The Canadian Mental Health Association Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (CMHA HKPR), Community Counselling and Resource Centre (CCRC), Adaptive Health Care Solutions, and Balance at Work as well as a volunteer.

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For further information:
Monique Beneteau, Peterborough Public Health
Chair, Peterborough Health at Work Committee
705-743-1003 ext. 309
mbeneteau@peterboroughpublichealth.ca