Put On Your Mask First: Caring for Your Own Mental Health as an HR Professional | Sessions

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Put On Your Mask First: Caring for Your Own Mental Health as an HR Professional
Tuesday 06/25/2024 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM   Add to calendar

Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral), Organization (Technical) | Intended Audience: Mid-Level
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Attendees will hear the latest research findings on the mental health of HR leaders, and get practical advice on how they can protect and improve their own mental health while also taking care of their team and talent. 

Research shows 35% of HR professionals report their job having a negative impact on their mental health, a whopping 81% say they are burned out, and 2-in-3 are considering leaving the field. Does that sound familiar? As an HR leader, you're the organization's go-to for listening, decisions effecting employee health and mental health, and expert on all things DE&I. That's a lot! But there are things you can do to ensure you're providing the support needed to your fellow staff members while also protecting yourself and your own mental and physical health. In this session, learn more about SHRM's research into the mental health of HR Professionals, and walk step-by-step through key strategies for staying trauma-informed, maintaining personal resilience, setting boundaries, and staying healthy in your job.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the latest in terms of how HR professionals and other workers see work impacting their mental health and well-being.
  • Discuss specific tactics, such as trauma-informed practice and boundary setting, as well as tools and trainings that can keep you resilient and mentally healthy.
  • Explore together what it means to often be the frontline in minding the mental health and well-being of your staff.
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Clayton Lord, Director, Foundation Programs,
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Daroon Jalil, Senior Researcher,