How to Deal with an Alcoholic Employee

Have you ever asked yourself how to deal with an alcoholic employee? Before reading on, watch this… Despite stereotypes of alcoholics and addicts as being unemployable, alcohol and drug dependence is surprisingly rampant in the workplace. Said to affect an estimated 10 to 15 percent of the Canadian population, how could it be otherwise when … Continued


Perspective: Moving Out of the Fog

Since the brain injury, I can only think about one thing at a time. I have to take things slower, step by step. Before my injury, everything was fast…Now if I have to do something I need to plan it out and take it one step at a time. If I look at the whole picture at once, it’s too much to digest. Everything is one step at a time.


Finding Your Calling

by Dan Joseph Although I cover a wide range of issues in my counselling practice, there is one aspect that dominates my new-client inquiries: requests for help with careers. For many of us, our work is a major part of our lives — and it exerts a profound effect on our emotions and relationships. Forty … Continued


Video: Addiction in the Workplace

Addiction in the workplace is more prevalent than you might think. There are a lot of very high-functioning individuals who are employed, and their addiction often affects their workplace in a multitude of ways, from employee morale to the businesses’ financial bottom line.


10 Ways to Help & Support Employees with Addiction or Substance Abuse Problems

As an employer or human resources professional, you may be looking for ways to help and support employees with addiction or substance abuse problems. If this is you, read this piece to provide the drug and addiction help and support for employees… You know what it’s like to have conflicting interests. There’s your business, which … Continued


How to Handle Employee Addiction

Link to HRM Online Article How to Handle Employee Addiction A recent report by the Ontario Human Rights Commission revealed a worrying level of addiction among employees in the province – an issue which poses a myriad of legal and financial problems for employers. HRM caught up with Dr Patrick Smith – CEO of Toronto-based … Continued