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

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…

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

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

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…

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…

Resilience is being able to bounce back from adversity or trauma

Can Resilience Be Learned?

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…

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Are Your Managers Truly Putting Their Strengths To Work?

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…

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. …

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…

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Want Better Employee Health? Help Them Get Better Sleep.

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…

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…

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

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…

Workplace mental health issues

Celebrities Step Up To End The Stigma of Mental Health

In a recent National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) article, national director of strategic partnerships Katrina Gay told of her difficulties finding a celebrity to speak at a 2006 press event. She went through many…

We Need To Redefine The Meaning Of Wellness

According to a recent report sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, over 80% of companies in the US with over fifty employees offer some sort…

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