SHRM Presentation By Matt Glowacki
“Mental Health in the Workplace & Introduction of The Accommodate in Place Initiative”
76% of employees feel burned out, drained, or exhausted at work. Nearly half of employee’s report feeling down, depressed or hopeless. This is increasing according to SHRM research, and yet more than one in three employees reported having done nothing to cope with these feelings.
Many of these people are experiencing definable mental health and wellness challenges which could be covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act, and may require HR professionals to design and implement accommodations to help them flourish at work.
Mental Health and Wellness has emerged as one of the critical issues of our time and has only been compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic. Now is the time to understand what helping our people looks like, what works and which tools and policies we can access to solve one of the greatest challenges to our workforce.
Matt will introduce the “Accommodate in Place Initiative” along with the climate survey that we are asking the members to complete it and return back to WI SHRM.
- The survey instrument will give us a better understanding of the current levels of disability, inclusion, and accommodation in Wisconsin’s workforce.
- It will help us understand what mechanisms are working to support our people who are facing mental health challenges.
- Our survey will provide the knowledge to help understand what kind of culturally specific modifications work best to assist different intersectional groups.
Matt Glowacki was born in 1973 in Janesville, Wisconsin. His birth drew attention because even though he was healthy, he was born without legs. In his professional career as a disability speaker and advocate, he has delivered his messages to over a million people at hundreds of regional and national conventions along with two sitting presidents of the United States.
Matt serves as the DE&I Workflex Director for Wisconsin SHRM. He was a member of the State of Wisconsin’s Partners in Policy Making for People with Disabilities Council, and served on the State of Wisconsin on the Governor’s Rehabilitation Council, the Wisconsin Easter Seal’s State Board, and the University of Wisconsin- Whitewater’s College of Arts and Communication Dean’s Advisory Board.
Matt was a member of the US Paralympic Sitting Volleyball Team for eight years. While playing matches in 26 countries, he competed in the 2000 Paralympic Games in Sydney, Australia, and in the World Championships in Cairo, Egypt in 2002.
In 2017, he published his first book, Able-Bodied Like Me. Reviewed by Kirkus as a, “Perceptive discussion of disability and bias.”
4 Steps to Become A Talent Magnet
As megatrends reshape the world of work, workers continue to consider their options and act on them at record-high rates, jumping to employers that better fit their values, skills and personal goals. New national research found nearly 50% of workers are contemplating quitting their current jobs in the next 6 months for these reasons. Research on the State of Working Women in Wisconsin conducted by Kane Communications Group mirrors the national findings.
What do employers need to know and where can HR managers make meaningful impact? In this presentation, attendees will learn how to turn the trends driving the Great Resignation into competitive advantages, including a proven 4-step process to become a talent magnet.
Audience Q & A will follow the presentation.