Center for Corporate Auditing, Responsibility and Management policy Authoring/Psychological health policy

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Psychological health policy[edit | edit source]

Introduction[edit | edit source]

This policy is meant to encourage screening employees and employers for significant psychological disorders. A noteworthy example is the antisocial personality disorder, which affects about three percent of men and one percent of women, as German Wikipedia quotes from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

Corporate citizenship[edit | edit source]

  1. The employer should set an example of good citizenship and make voluntary psychological evaluations a standard.
  2. The employer must provide internal measures of evaluation and must provide education about internal and external measures of evaluation.
  3. The employer must provide access to internal or external healthcare professionals responsible for problems in the workplace.
  4. The employer must perform an internal evaluation before appointing an executive employee that should also screen for signs of mental problems. (It is preferable to use anonymous applications at least for some educational measures.)

Continuing education[edit | edit source]

  1. A failure to implement any of the following educational measures should be seen as a complete failure to implement this policy.
  2. Employees must be educated about available internal and external measures of employee evaluation.
  3. Employees must be educated about available means to complain about misconduct of the employer, for instance to the local chamber of commerce and the labor court.
  4. Employees must be educated about the most common psychological disorders and types of misconduct.
  5. Employees must be educated about reasons to use different measures of evaluation (e.g. data protection or politeness).
  6. Employees must be educated about the implementation of this policy.
  7. Executive employees must receive further education about psychological disorders and types of misconduct.

Public sphere[edit | edit source]

  1. Observations at the workplace should be considered to be in the public sphere. A company should encourage the use of internal or external evaluation portals to evaluate good conduct or bad conduct. An external evaluation portal can limit access of data to employees of a company or anonymize entries, if an exclusion or limitation of the public sphere is intended for some evaluations. Some portals also allow employees to give employment references to coworkers.
  2. Customers of a company can also be invited to evaluate the behavior of employees using internal measures of evaluation or external evaluation portals.