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Can EAP Use Be Required by an Employer?

By Keisha-Ann G. Gray January 11, 2019 Can EAP Use Be Required by an Employer? Question: Can we require our employees to use an employee-assistance program? We have an employee who made a physical threat against her supervisor to a member of HR. We want to make that employee consult with a therapist at an EAP… Read More


Ways Leaders Can Address Mental Health

Great Article From Forbes. POST WRITTEN BYCamille Preston, PhD, PCCCEO, speaker, author and renowned coach, Camille ignites leaders to find focus, unlock energy, reach peak performance AIMLeadership.com The world is on fire. We’re literally and metaphorically burning up. From the wildfires in California to mass shootings to increasingly partisan politics, over the past year, Americans have… Read More


The High Cost Of Substance Abuse In The Workplace

It’s no secret that workplace drug abuse can cost employee’s their lives.  It’s a heartbreaking fact but those problems also cost companies billions.  In one study drug and alcohol cost one state alone $1.84 billion in a single year.  It can be difficult for a company to know exactly what to do without the help… Read More


5 Emotionally Intelligent HR Policies

Your Work Culture Will Suffer Without by Harvey Deutschendorf  Intelligent HR Policies are critical in a company emotional crisis.  Recently we were shocked by the suicide of celebrity chef, author and host of popular CNN Series Parts Unknown, Anthony Bourdain.  The way CNN handled the loss is a master lesson on emotional intelligence in the workplace…. 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