Use EAP Supervisor Consultations to Solve Complex Employee and Workplace Issues

Supervisor consults are just one of the valuable benefits of having EAP services available at your fingertips. Whether you have a formal HR department or you are flying solo in your managerial role, it's always great to know you have access to a co-pilot when you need it. Problem solving in the workplace often involves a complex set of employee issues, such as: work conflicts, complaints, policy v…

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9 key takeaways from the Direct-to-Employer Executive Summit

In June, along with rule of three, we were thrilled to co-host the inaugural Direct-to-Employer Executive Summit for discussion on current and future opportunities for provider-driven employer healthcare strategies. The event, which featured special guest presentations from Leah Binder (CEO of The Leapfrog Group) and Lee Lewis (CSO of the Health Transformation Alliance), included thought-prov…

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The importance of your mental health

Since 1949, May has been recognized as Mental Health Month. Now, more than ever, we need to continue to strive towards reducing the stigma surrounding mental health concerns. This past year presented a number of different challenges and obstacles that tested our strength and resiliency. The global pandemic and social unrest events forced us to cope with situations we never even imagined, and …

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How supervisors can support their employees' mental health

Understanding how supervisors can support their employees' mental health has evolved drastically over the past year as the pandemic continues to take a toll across the country. When employees are healthy and engaged, they are more likely to be productive in the workplace and have a positive impact. By making employee mental health a priority, managers play a role in creating a supportive professio…

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Trending employee benefits to consider in a post-pandemic world

The COVID-19 pandemic caused plenty of unpredictable challenges to businesses across every industry over the past year. The impact has required many businesses to re-evaluate their employee benefits to ensure that priorities, investments, and initiatives will have the greatest positive impact on their employees and company culture. In addition to providing more time off or flexibility for parents,…

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7 reasons you may not be using your EAP

Even today, there are many myths and misunderstandings around employee assistance programs (EAP). To understand some of this confusion, it's helpful to look back at their roots.EAPs were initially launched in the late 1930s. As the Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) movement begin spreading throughout the U.S. around the same time, workers shared their experiences with colleagues, leading to further spread…

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Exploring the head and heart connection to improve your heart health

February has long been symbolized with images of hearts, and positive feelings of love and affection in celebration of Valentine's Day. In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson fittingly declared February as American Heart Month to raise awareness about the risks and signs of heart disease, and to encourage healthy decision-making. While much progress has been made in the fight against cardiovascular …

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How you can help employees with PTSD

2020 was a tough year, and you may be surprised to know your employees may have developed Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) from the fear of dying or getting seriously ill with COVID-19, as well as the fear of being killed or injured from continued racism and discrimination in this country.    You may have employees that have PTSD from being involved in motor vehicle accidents, …

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Gratitude and reflections at the end of a long year

The end of year holiday season is typically considered a time of joy, reflection, and the celebration of traditions passed on through generations. As 2020 winds down as one of the most unique and unprecedented in history, many among us are still holding our collective breaths wondering, "What will come next?" "How much more change and challenges can we anticipate ahead?"  Right now, we c…

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What you need to know about virtual care, telehealth, and their post-pandemic promise

It might seem counterintuitive during a pandemic, but many doctor's offices and even hospitals have been quieter than usual since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak. Fear of infection is forcing some people to avoid seeking care for complaints they might normally visit a doctor to address. Others, however, are simply taking advantage of a better way to address their health needs with virtual care …

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