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Employee Assistance

EAPA is accepting proposals for webinars

EAPA is accepting proposals for webinars to be presented in 2019. The purpose of these EAPA webinars is to promote, enhance and deliver best practices for Employee Assistance professionals in leadership, labor and service provision roles, as well as to develop a dialogue with the various HR, business, labor, treatment and educational communities that interact… Read More


Remain calm and civil to keep workplace violence in check

By Jack McCalmon May 7, 2018 A South Carolina Taco Bell employee threw a hot burrito at his supervisor, hitting her in the arm and leaving melting cheese on her body. Workplace violence. The employee was upset because he was assigned to work the morning shift. Other employees were telling the upset employee to stop… Read More


Health, productivity improve after EAP counseling

EAP counseling have been a “benefit in the background” in many workplaces. They aren’t typically marketed to employees the way other benefits are, but are available if employees want psychological counseling or a resource for financial or legal assistance. Unfortunately, that lack of marketing often works against them. If employees aren’t taught or told about… Read More


Trump Administration Halts Program That Evaluates Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Therapies

The Trump administration has abruptly halted work on a highly regarded program to help physicians, families, and others separate effective “evidence-based” treatments for substance abuse and behavioral health problems from worthless interventions. The initiative was terminated without any replacement offerings set up in its place The program, called the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and… Read More


EAPs Correlate to Positive Outcomes

For the past several years for EAPs, the steady drumbeat of corporate wellness stories has sounded a uniform theme: corporate wellness/employee assistance programs do not yield a quantifiable return on investment. Yet, employer spending on wellness and EAPs continues to increase: $693 was spent per employee on wellness-based incentives in 2015, up from $594 in… Read More


5 Steps Businesses Can Take to Curb Opioid Abuse

  EAP’s Can Assist Employers – Opioid Abuse Opioid abuse is become more common in the workplace.  A new survey by the National Safety Council taken last month revealed that 70 percent of businesses say that prescription drug use – particularly use of opioids painkillers – has affected their business. According to the CDC, 91 people… Read More


Police Suicide — And The Solutions

Police Suicide— And The Solutions – By Andy O’Hara Reprint From       As of the end of the first quarter of 2017, 29 police officers have died of police suicide. Nationwide, an initial but significant increase in police suicide over the same period last year.  These are just the ones we know of and are… Read More


EAP’s remain best option for mental health in the workplace

BY PAULA PEACOCK – Benefits Pro EAP’s remain best option for mental health in the workplace. Once considered to be the silent tsunami of the workplace, the issue of employee mental health is increasingly becoming a topic of conversation in C-suites around the country — and rightfully so. When it comes to the impact of mental… Read More


LGBTQ Support in the Workplace

Reprinted with permission – Employee Assistance Report – LGBTQ By Carolyn Ruck According to the Welcoming Project, more than 9 million American adults identify themselves as LGBTQ  (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or questioning). They represent diverse ages, racial/ethnic backgrounds, religious convictions, and belief systems, as do their allies. This fact, combined with increasing employment protections, means employees… Read More


Harassment and inequality should be treated like a workplace hazard

    Hard hats and boots or rape and sexual harassment. Which of these says Occupational Health and Safety to you? When we think of workplace safety we’ve been conditioned to concentrate more on ‘lifting from the knees’ than gendered violence and it is about time that changed. Last week Fairfax Media released its investigation… Read More