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The FMCSA Clearinghouse: Implications for Human Resource Professionals and Hiring Managers in the Trucking and Busing Industry

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Monday January 6, 2020 marked another milestone in the Federal government’s efforts to insure and improve safety in the transportation industry.  On that date the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), a part of the U. S. Department of Transportation which regulates Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) holders such as truck and bus drivers, implemented a…

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What if your high performers no longer like what they do?

High performers can lose their flow when they're not able to transfer their strengths to new roles

By Heather Graham, LCSW, CEAP Last month, we introduced the concept of flow and the use of character strengths in high performers. Flow is a term to describe when someone is fully immersed in an activity and they feel energized, focused and are enjoying the process.  Flow happens when someone is utilizing their specific character…

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Espyr Announces Help For Celadon Professional Drivers

The sudden bankruptcy of Celadon Group has thrown the lives of thousands of professional drivers into chaos.   To help those affected drivers, Espyr® has announced the establishment of a Celadon Driver Support Line. Espyr’s professional coaches and counselors will staff this line to provide emotional support, problem solving, resources and referrals to assist displaced Celadon…

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Can Resilience Be Learned?

Resilience is being able to bounce back from adversity or trauma

The American Psychological Association (2014) defines resilience as “the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or even significant sources of stress.  Clinically, it might not be that simple, but for most of us resilience is the ability to bounce back – to mentally or emotionally cope with a situation…

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Are Your Managers Truly Putting Their Strengths To Work?

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By Heather Graham, LCSW, CEAP Creator of the Espyr Leadership Excellence and Development Coaching Program (LEAD)   When you enter the realm of leadership development, you hear a lot about strengths and assessments of those strengths.   Any great organization knows that when leaders are using their strengths, the organization performs better and reaches or even…

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Survivor Day 2019

Suicide of a loved one affects many more people that just the deceased.  It affects spouses, children, family members, friends and co-workers of the deceased.  Often it affects the entire business of the deceased’s employer.  It affects most anyone who knew the deceased personally or professionally.  These are the survivors of suicide. Anniversaries of the…

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What You Need To Know About Suicide ( And How Your EAP Should Help)

Nov 23, 2019 is Survivor Day, a nationally recognized day for those affected by suicide to join for support and healing.  Why is it important to recognize such a day?  As a leading Employee Assistance Program provider (EAP), we see first hand the loss and devastation that occurs after a suicide – for a family,…

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Want Better Employee Health? Help Them Get Better Sleep.

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Chances are there are employees in your workplace right now bragging about how they can get by on four to six hours of sleep. They may need to find something else to brag about. They may think they’re getting by, but a lack of sleep causes a wide range of changes in the body, both…

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The Role of Mental Health in Professional Driver Talent Management

The transportation industry is one of many industries where employee mental health is becoming a growing concern.  Espyr’s Chief Clinical Officer, Norman Winegar, recently participated in an HR/Talent Management roundtable discussion at Accelerate Conference and Expo sponsored by Women in Trucking.  Mr. Winegar documented his discussion points in the byline article below.  While the roundtable…

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30 Years of Change in Workplace Mental Health. What Do Employers Need to Be Doing Now?

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October 2019 will mark Espyr’s 30th anniversary. Over those 30 years, we’ve witnessed significant changes in attitudes toward mental health, both by society at large and in the workplace. We’ve evolved as well, changing from EAP Consultants, a company focused primarily on comprehensive Employee Assistance Programs, to Espyr, a leading provider of behavioral health solutions…

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