graphic labelled Supervisor’s ToolkitHuman Resources will share best practices through its new resource: a Supervisor’s Toolkit.

Toolkit highlights best practices for supervisors

A new resource from Human Resources consists of monthly information sheets designed to share best practices on a wide array of topics with individuals in supervisory positions. The Supervisor’s Toolkit emerged from the COVID-19 Employee Pulse Check survey.

The first information sheet highlights what supervisors can do to promote a culture of wellness within their teams. As leaders, supervisors have the opportunity to foster a workplace that encourages and promotes the well-being of their teams and colleagues. They can make a difference in employee health by providing support, offering encouragement, asking questions, and listening to employees.

The document highlights these practices:

  • Stay connected — make regular check-ins.
  • Communicate regularly.
  • Encourage self-care.
  • Address the “always on” pressure.
  • Show gratitude.
  • Take a break with employees and encourage healthy and supportive relationships with colleagues.
  • Engage employees in conversations about well-being.
  • Encourage participation in wellness activities and lead by example.
The Department of Human Resources encourages supervisors to view the “Promoting a Culture of Wellness” information sheet on the toolkit website. The next information sheet, scheduled for release next month, will focus on strategies for having supportive conversations with employees.