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Helping Employees Deal With Stress

Employees still struggle with stress – despite the supposed return to normal. In fact, some mental health experts say it’s staggering to employees. According to Mental Health America’s Mind in the Workplace report: 83% of employees experience early signs of burnout 25% of employees experience the most severe signs of burnout, which include poorer performance,… Read More


Employers seeing resignation spikes this summer?

By Kathryn Moody Will employers seeing resignation spikes this summer? Brief: While general wisdom holds that few people wanted to leave their jobs during the pandemic, data from Visier shows that voluntary resignations did not drop as dramatically as may have been presumed — and for some groups of employees, resignations even increased, the workforce analytics… Read More


Understanding Stigma, Mental Health

The Silent Enemy for those Facing Mental Health Issues Understanding Stigma and Mental Health sadly, many who face mental illness must also cope with internal and external stigma. Simply speaking stigma is defined as “a mark of shame.” For people with a mental health disorder, this means being treated differently socially, in their school/job, in… Read More


Can EAP Use Be Required by an Employer?

April 27,2021 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 as a condition for that… Read More


Dysfunctional Workplace Culture

Working outside the office should help de-escalate workplace toxicity. But in reality, dysfunctional workplace culture may actually get worse when you’re at home. By Hannah Hickok When Nikolina swapped the office for home working in early 2020 as the pandemic swept the globe, she hoped her company’s toxic culture might improve. “I thought my work… Read More


Want positive employee experiences?

Start with Wellbeing Here’s why Limeade’s Laura Hamill says there’s ‘so much more work to do in wellbeing.’ By: Kathryn Mayer HR professionals often roll out program after program, thinking that’s how they can improve the employee experience. But if organizations don’t work on creating positive employee emotions, or try to positively affect or improve employee… Read More


Keeping patients on track

Quick Safety – The Joint Commission Keeping patients on track with preventative care during pandemic Due to fear of exposure to COVID-19, many patients are not seeking preventative care, placing their health in jeopardy. An estimated 40.9% of adults in the U.S. have avoided medical care during the pandemic because of concerns about COVID-19. Issue: … Read More


Requiring Vaccines Hurt a Company’s Culture?

A new study says 67% of companies are concerned about a mandate’s impact on employee morale While many people, thankfully, have moved heaven and earth to discover, produce and distribute a vaccine for COVID-19,  when it comes to deciding whether companies should require vaccination as a term of employment, there isn’t a clear consensus. While… Read More


Wellness Trends for 2021

Though the COVID-19 pandemic continues to challenge us in so many ways, more and more employers are realizing that well-designed corporate wellness trends and programs can provide significant relief for their employees. A recent survey of 2,185 professionals from 19 countries found that 89% of professionals feel more productive during the workday after exercising and 96%… Read More


Handling Grief In The Workplace

Many people in the world are experiencing the loss of someone they know because of the coronavirus pandemic. When that occurs, how do you, as a leader, handle the ensuing grief in your organization? Grief is a challenging and complicated emotion, ranging from denial and bargaining to anger and depression and, finally, acceptance. Another angle… Read More


The rise of EAP during COVID-19

Grace Ferguson Though employers have been ramping up their EAP initiatives for some time now, it’s The rise of EAP during COVID-19 pandemic that’s catapulting this workplace benefit to greater heights. COVID-19 and Employee Mental Health A 2020 report by Ginger shows that prior to the COVID-19 pandemic employees were already experiencing high levels of stress. But, “Once… Read More


25 Ways to Fight Holiday Stress

These 25 expert tips will help you fight holiday stress relax and actually enjoy the holidays. Do you get stressed-out around the holidays? Holiday stress-busting tips Fight Holiday Stress ? The shopping and crowds. The back-to-back diet-busting parties. The interminable chats with the in-laws. We understand how easy it is to feel not so wonderful… Read More


Fostering A Drug-Free Work Environment

Unfortunately, drugs are all around these days. When it comes to educating people about the dangers of drug abuse, it is easy to list off the health risks and other negative side effects, but dealing with addiction is a much more complicated process. Drug use can become prevalent in workplace environments that require enduring high… Read More


EMS World – Better Ways to Cope

Issue:   December 2020 Michael Worthen, NRP I first became intrigued with EMS and the fire service by the TV program Rescue 911. After seeing how first responders saved everybody and always had a positive outcome (it seemed realistic enough, right?), this was what I wanted to do. I didn’t know the mental toll this career would… Read More


Positive Tests Climb During Pandemic

Source: Positive Tests for Fentanyl, Heroin, Opioids Climb During Pandemic Tom Valentino, Senior Editor Addiction Professional Rates of positive tests for heroin, non-prescribed fentanyl and non-prescribed opioids each saw significant increases during the first two months of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study published by Quest Diagnostics. The study, which was published by the journal… Read More


Lockdown changed your personality?

Our personalities are shaped by our experiences and social interactions, so how might the months of being isolated from friends, family and colleagues have altered us? There wasn’t just one lockdown – we all had our own experience. Some people were forced into months of unbroken solitude, others trapped for weeks on end with an… Read More


Laid Off Returning and Laid Off

Nearly one third of people that have gone back to work after being laid off during the coronavirus pandemic have lost their jobs again, study finds As many as 31% of workers who were initially added back to payrolls after COVID-19 layoffs have been laid off again, a study from Cornell University showed. In addition, another… Read More


How to Cope With COVID Fatigue

How to Cope With COVID Fatigue Maddy Meislin on July 23, 2020 tags: Managing Stress, Wellness Many are feeling a sense of “COVID fatigue” – pure exhaustion from the pandemic. With so much daily uncertainty and harsh reality on the news, we are growing more stressed with little room to do the coping activities we are accustomed to doing…. Read More


Covid Workplace Airborne Risk?

U.S. companies fear workplace coronavirus precautions do not address airborne risk Caroline Humer 5 MIN READ NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. companies are raising new questions about coronavirus in the workplace how they can make workplaces safe after the world’s top public health agency acknowledged the risk that tiny airborne droplets of the novel coronavirus… Read More


25% at Risk COVID-19 Illness

Nearly 25% of workers are at high risk for serious complications from COVID-19 if infected, according to new analysis from Kaiser Family Foundation. This signals that employers may want to embrace remote work options longer than expected and better prepare for bringing workers back to the workplace. The analysis estimates that 37.7 million workers, or… Read More


Overdose Deaths on the Rise

Tom Valentino, Senior Editor – Addiction Professional Overdose Deaths on the Rise Again Amid COVID-19 Suspected overdose submissions to the Office of National Drug Control Policy’s Overdose Data Mapping Application Program from January to April this year are up 16.6% vs. the same period in 2019, according to an ODMAP report. Fatal overdoses are up 11.4%… Read More


CDC & employers’ road to reopening

CDC Dive Brief: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published a flowchart outlining the actions employers should take before reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic. Employers should first consider whether reopening will be consistent with applicable state and local orders and whether they are prepared to protect employees at a higher risk for severe illness,… Read More


Supreme Court won’t define ADA’s standard

Supreme Court Brief: The U.S.  Supreme Court declined April 27 to take up a case that would resolve the question of what, specifically, a plaintiff bringing an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) lawsuit must prove. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last year held that a district court correctly instructed a jury to apply… Read More


Telehealth and the coronavirus crisis

As the coronavirus crisis pandemic causes new levels of stress and isolation, workers are increasingly turning to their employer-provided mental health plans. In turn, employers are mobilizing to support their workers as they adapt to the new surreal reality of work life. “The disruption in behavior and the uncertainty has led to a lot of… Read More


Let’s Wash Our Hands

Let’s Wash Our Hands  – Help Stop the Spread of COVID-19   Let’s Wash Our Hands. The World Health Organization has announced that COVID-19 is now a worldwide pandemic. It already in over 114 countries and continues to grow. There are things we can do to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The American Red… Read More


Governor has Directed all Nevadans

Governor Steve Sisolak has directed all Nevadans to stay home and for all nonessential businesses to close to the public for 30 days. All gaming machines, devices, tables, games, and any equipment related to gaming activity will be shut down effective midnight tonight. These COVID-19 Risk Mitigation measures will be fully effective as of noon… Read More


About the Coronavirus Outbreak

What You Need to Know About the Coronavirus Outbreak? CDC is responding to the coronavirus outbreak of a respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China and which has now been detected in almost 70 locations internationally, including in the United States. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and… Read More


Exercise Can Boost Brain Chemicals Sapped by Depression

By Janice Wood ~ 2 min read A new imaging study shows that intense exercise boosts two critical neurotransmitters — glutamate and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) — resulting in better mental fitness. Published in The Journal of Neuroscience, the study’s findings offer new insights into why exercise could become an important part of treating depression and other neuropsychiatric… Read More


Stress Survival Skills

There are eight essential Stress Survival Skills that work in combination to help you make decisions. They focus on preventing distress and enriching the quality of your life. Everyone has a form of the skills below, some which bring about negative change; most bring out a positive change. Decide which skills you want to strengthen?… Read More


Taking Care of Yourself at Workplace

Taking Care of Yourself at Workplace and Combating  workplace stress throughout the day with regular interventions. Whittle away at stress rather than doing something about it only when you hit the wall at day’s end. Think “preventive maintenance.” The goal: leaving work feeling less exhausted. Target four areas: 1) The Body – Create means of… Read More


Anger in the Workplace

If you blow up at disappointments, rage at inconveniences, or bark at others’ mistakes, then you probably recognize your anger management problem. Are you still struggling to get a handle on it? The change you want entails education about anger, self-awareness, and triggers; practicing alternative responses; logging attempts at change; practicing response tactics; apologizing to… Read More


Social Isolation Hits All-Time High, Demands Care Access Boost

Sixty-one percent of people report social isolation, up 7 percentage points from last year’s figures. By Sara Heath Three in five adults experience loneliness and social isolation, pushing the social determinant of health and mental health challenge to its highest level on record, according to the 2020 Loneliness Index from Cigna. Using survey data from… Read More


APPLICANT’S APPEARANCE & LOOKS SOMETIMES IMPORTANT IN HIRING DECISIONS

You sometimes will find it useful to consider an applicant’s appearance or looks when you make hiring decisions. Perhaps you do not like this. But it can help you when a applicant’s looks impact employee productivity. Of course, you must hire applicants who possess job-related skills needed on the job. And sometimes applicant appearance or… Read More


Intermittent Leave Challenges

Employees are guaranteed the ability to take leave under certain circumstances. FMLA give them the right to take up the 12 weeks of leave per year should they meet the requirements. That doesn’t mean that this type of leave isn’t abused. The leave is designed to provide time off for major events and or health… Read More


Why EAP services are important

Quint Studer, Special to the Pensacola News Journal How to help employees use EAP service Have you ever heard this statement? Leave your personal life outside the door when coming into work and don’t bring work home with you. I have. Separate your personal and work lives was, and at times still is, a common… Read More


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