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A simple, flexible partnership
“What really set GE Healthcare apart is their commitment to supporting employees with mental health conditions” APM WorkCare NSW State Manager Louise said.
“And I tell other employers that if they want to be considered to be an employer of choice, they’d be well served to support their employees in a similar way, particularly from a mental health perspective.”
GE Healthcare partnered with APM WorkCare to help manage the challenges of the last few years, with a specific focus on employee mental health.
“With an ageing workforce we’ve needed some support from a preventative measure perspective” GE Healthcare Human Resources Leader Prudence said.
She acknowledged the other prominent challenge for GE was the pandemic, and some of the flow-on challenges this presented for their employees.
Small changes with a big impact
GE wanted to partner with APM to provide those additional resources, particularly around mental health and the wellbeing of their employees.
They wanted to know how they could strengthen their current initiatives and what else they could look at including.
“APM and GE Healthcare have worked really effectively together when it comes to partnering on problem solving” Louise said.
Some of the initiatives implemented include using APM’s preventative services for a suitable duties register or a job task analysis for some more of their complex technical roles.
APM have also been able to assist GE employees with mental health conditions return to work in a safe and durable manner.
Prudence commented: “Louise and her team have been really flexible in the way they’ve been able to help us.”