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Workplace Drug Use: Think It’s Not A Problem For You?

If today’s employers are finding that employee engagement is especially low, it may be because some of their employees are high. A new study released this summer by Quest Diagnostics, a provider of diagnostic information services, reveals that workplace drug use is the highest it’s been in more than a decade. While prescription opioid rates have [...]

By | September 24th, 2018|Behavioral Health, Coaching, EAPs, Substance Abuse|Comments Off on Workplace Drug Use: Think It’s Not A Problem For You?

Suicides On The Rise: What Can Employers Do?

Earlier this year, we endured a one-two punch of the suicides of fashion icon Kate Spade and author/TV personality Anthony Bourdain.   As always happens following celebrity suicides, a barrage of TV, news and social media stories followed exploring, in intricate detail,  how they died and what led up to their fateful decisions. Unfortunately, these tragedies [...]

By | August 22nd, 2018|Behavioral Health, EAPs, Health and Wellness, Suicide|Comments Off on Suicides On The Rise: What Can Employers Do?

Health and Wellness: Revealing Trends In Benefits

The numbers don’t lie. The inclusion of new, innovative health and wellness offerings and initiatives as part of a company’s benefits package is increasing dramatically. In a survey by WorldatWork, the leading nonprofit professional association in compensation and total rewards, 900 respondents across the country described some of the ways companies in 2017 are taking [...]

By | August 2nd, 2018|Behavioral Health, Benefits, Coaching, EAPs, financial wellness, Health and Wellness|Comments Off on Health and Wellness: Revealing Trends In Benefits

Work/Life Balance: Is That What Millennials Really Want?

To be a better employer – a better company – it’s important to give your employees everything they need to be better, too. A central concept in that regard is to avoid the cultural pressure of overworking employees, helping to provide a better work/life balance. The research – and common sense – says that a [...]

By | July 20th, 2018|EAPs, Work/Life Balance|Comments Off on Work/Life Balance: Is That What Millennials Really Want?

The importance of mental health in the workplace

A few months ago, Patti Murin, the actress playing Anna in the Broadway show, Frozen, tweeted that she needed to take some time off for mental health reasons. In her tweet, Murin stated, “I’ve learned that these situations aren’t something to deal with or push through. Anxiety and depression are real diseases that affect many [...]

By | July 18th, 2018|Behavioral Health, EAPs, Health and Wellness, Stress Management|Comments Off on The importance of mental health in the workplace

How To Reduce Employee Financial Stress And Boost The Bottom Line

For benefits decision makers, employee physical wellness has always taken center stage, first with health insurance, then with proactive wellness programs designed to keep employees healthier and save employers money. Over the last few decades, as stress and behavioral health issues have been shown to take their toll in dramatic ways, emotional wellness has found [...]

By | July 17th, 2018|Behavioral Health, EAPs, financial wellness, Stress Management|Comments Off on How To Reduce Employee Financial Stress And Boost The Bottom Line

How Productive Are You When You Can’t Make Ends Meet?

Money, is the leading cause of stress in America and, boy, are we stressed out these days! According to a study published in the Journal of Psychiatric Services, stress, anxiety and depression were at all time highs in 2017.  39% of respondents reported being more stressed than a year ago, while only 19% reported being [...]

By | July 5th, 2018|Behavioral Health, EAPs, financial wellness|Comments Off on How Productive Are You When You Can’t Make Ends Meet?

Five Steps Businesses Need To Be Taking Now To Address The Opioid Crisis

According to the CDC, 115 people die in the US everyday of opioid overdoses. That’s more than from car accidents, gun violence, and most forms of cancers. Opiate related overdoses are now the leading cause of death in Americans under the age of 50. Though it seems we’re confronted with news about the opioid crisis [...]

By | July 2nd, 2018|EAPs, Substance Abuse|Comments Off on Five Steps Businesses Need To Be Taking Now To Address The Opioid Crisis

The Benefit That Retains Talent and Cuts Cost?

You're In For A Surprise. It’s always a challenge to attract and retain good employees. But in times of high employment – like today – the challenge is even greater. Of course, in any economy, you’re still limited in terms of benefits; when it comes to salaries, health insurance, 401(k) matching and the like, there’s [...]

By | June 14th, 2018|Benefits, EAPs, Employee retention|Comments Off on The Benefit That Retains Talent and Cuts Cost?

Removing the Stigma of Mental Health

Many people feel uncomfortable talking about mental health. Thanks to a long history of movies, books and news stories, the term “mental illness” may conjure up disturbing images of hallucinating schizophrenics, mass shootings and psychotic serial killers. The reality of mental health disorders is very different. In fact, these issues touch many of us: One [...]

By | June 14th, 2018|Behavioral Health, EAPs|Comments Off on Removing the Stigma of Mental Health