Paul Broad on championing mental health and gender diversity
In this episode of Work Conversations, Gavin Becker chats with Paul Broad, the Australian HR Manager for Engineering Consultancy, Stantec.
One of Paul’s greatest professional achievements to date has been assisting in the implementation of the Mental Health Champion program at Stantec. This program sees nominated employees trained to become a Mental Health First Aid Champion in one of the Australian or New Zealand offices. Paul has also played an instrumental role in Stantec's Engineers Australia ‘Most Ambitious Company in Gender Diversity’ award, a huge accomplishment in a male-dominated industry. Paul discusses how the organisation was able to move from performing poorly in this area to significantly improving retention rates and increasing the number of employees returning from parental leave to over 90 percent.
You can find Paul on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paul-broad-90b6b71b/