8 ideas for supporting your staff in their career development

Now more than ever, employee retention is at the top of most managers' minds. Ensure that your employees feel valued and see a path to develop their career within your company. You have an important role in supporting employee career growth so they can build their skills and be motivated at their job.Making an effort to show employees they have a clear career path and can reach their goals at your…

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HLTH Conference and the value of employer-sponsored care

As we continue to build smart, value-centric health plans for employers across the country, our CEO Jaja Okigwe was invited to speak on the topic a panel at HLTH 2021 in Boston recently, with other First Choice Health team members attending talks throughout the conference to take in the latest trends. If you're not familiar, HLTH (pronounced "health") is one of the world's leading healthcare …

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What you should know about untreated ADHD in adults

Many adults face distractions in their daily lives caused by work, family and other stressors, but certain conditions can heighten a lack of focus and disorganization. One cause may be attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a neurodevelopmental condition that affects a person's behavior. ADHD begins in childhood and continues through the teenage years into adulthood. According to th…

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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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