Caroline Biron
Laval University
Publications 45
#1M Karanika-Murray (NTU: Nottingham Trent University)H-Index: 10
#2Caroline Biron (Laval University)H-Index: 11
The health and financial costs of presenteeism are high and well-documented. Paradoxically, presenteeism also has a positive side, which has been largely overlooked. Emerging evidence shows that presenteeism can be a choice that offers a range of positive benefits to the 'presentee' (employees who work through illness). In this conceptual paper, we view presenteeism as purposeful and adaptive behaviour: presenteeism is a dynamic process that serves the purpose of balancing health constraints and...
Objective:The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of the Quebec Healthy Enterprise Standard (QHES) on adverse physical and psychosocial work factors and work-related musculoskeletal problems (WMSP).Methods:Workers of 10 organizations completed questionnaires before (n = 2849) and 2 to 3 yea
#1Caroline Biron (Laval University)H-Index: 11
#2Geneviève Baril-Gingras (Laval University)H-Index: 7
Last.Stéphanie Boulay-Leclerc (Laval University)
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Although several organisations attempt to implement organisational health interventions (OHI), they often fail due to the lack of attention paid to the process and context of such interventions. Managers bear a great responsibility in that they are often key players in implementing the interventions’ activities. However, little is known regarding what influences managers and what conditions are needed for a successful implementation of activities. Three organisations involved in a workplace inte...
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to uncover the effect of psychosocial safety climate (PSC – a climate for psychological health) on managerial quality and the mediating processes explaining that association. It is posited that the alignment between what is said (espoused PSC) and what is done (enacted PSC via managerial quality) is important for successful organizational interventions. Managers’ own psychosocial work factors act as resources to facilitate the enactment of managerial quality....
#1Hélène Sultan-Taïeb (UQAM: Université du Québec à Montréal)H-Index: 9
#2F St-Hilaire (Université de Sherbrooke)
Last.Caroline Biron (Laval University)H-Index: 11
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Introduction The Healthy Enterprise Standard (HES) is related to a certification program in Quebec (Canada) and targets four areas: Lifestyle, Work-life balance, Workplace environment and Management practices . The aim of this study was to open the black box of intervention and analyse the implementation process in order to interpret effects of HES on health and workplace risk factors, and cost-benefit results from the employer’s perspective. Methods We used a before-after design for a two-case ...
Adverse psychosocial work factors are recognized as a significant source of psychological distress, resulting in a considerable socioeconomic burden. The impact of occupational health standards that aim to reduce these adverse work factors, such as the Quebec Healthy Enterprise Standard (QHES), is of great interest for public health. The aim of this study was to evaluate, for the first time, the effect of QHES interventions targeting adverse psychosocial work factors on the prevalence of these f...