Ginine Capozzi’s experience in HR and talent development led her to start KnowledgeForce Consulting LLC in 2012, which has helped organizations curate their training programs to boost engagement.
Capozzi describes the importance of HR professionals in regards to supporting behavioral health in the workplace, stating that they can help guide conversations that can nurture workplace culture and connection among employees.
In recent years, research has shown companies that prioritize a workplace culture grounded in wellness, particularly in psychological safety, outperform their competition in every meaningful measure,” said Capozzi. “HR contributes to setting that tone through hiring and management practices, benefits programs, leadership development, performance reviews, diversity and inclusion initiatives, and overall physical and emotional wellness.”
She adds that oftentimes, employers question exactly how to approach mental health problems or substance abuse issues in the workplace. This is particularly important as companies continue operating remotely, and business leaders are trying to improve their guidance skills to keep their workers engaged.
Improving upon leadership skills is necessary too, as research has proven that companies who invest in training, coaching and wellbeing resources for their workforce operate at a higher level.
This can range from offering fitness classes, increased flexible schedules or getting involved in civic-minded activities can help employees feel valued in their workplace, while improving their own physical and mental health.