Blogs in the Employee Assistance Program Category

  • 11/09/2017 6:34 pm

    Domestic Violence and the Workplace

    A recent article on the mybusiness.com website reviews the impacts domestic violence can have on productivity and safety in the workplace. For many years, workplace safety programs have emphasized the potential risks that domestic violence situations can present for the workplace. Individuals experiencing domestic violence may miss work, find it difficult to co...

  • 09/28/2017 9:02 pm

    Recognizing and Responding to Burnout

    In today's modern work environment, burnout impacts far too many employees. Achieving a healthy work-life relationship can be ...

  • 04/12/2017 10:23 pm

    Bullying in the Workplace

    While it might seem like a problem you left in your teen years, bullying is actually a fairly common problem in the workplaces, too. In fact, in a 2014 survey of more than 137 million employees, 27% admitted to having directly experienced bullying at work and another 21% have witnessed the bullying of a coworker.  That is more than 65 million employees affected by bulling, either directly or indirectly. 

    So what constitutes bullying in the...

  • 02/01/2017 7:39 pm

    Why Wait? The Roots of Procrastination

    For many of us, procrastination is a strong and mysterious force that keeps us from initiating important tasks. The reasons driving this common behavior have not always been deeply understood, but recent research strongly indicates that procrastination is actually an emotional regulation issue, not a time management issue. It’s not that we don’t have ...

  • 10/12/2016 3:28 pm

    Mentally Ill and Under the Weather: Can I Still Call in Sick?

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    Employees know to call in sick when they are feeling physically ill and under the weather. But what happens when an employee is not feeling up to par because of a mental illness? The employee may wonder, “Can I still call in sick?”  “How much should I share about why I am requesting a sick day?” and “If I do share, will that reflect badly on me?&...

  • 09/20/2016 10:52 pm

    How Does Insomnia Impact Work Performance?

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    What’s on your list of things that cause you to have poor sleep?  A newborn child in the home?  Worrying about work?  Family stress?  Medical or dental issues that either prevent you from falling asleep, or wake you up prematurely?  Regardless of its cause, a simple thing such as the lack of sleep can have significant impacts on our behavior, thinking...

  • 03/11/2016 7:28 pm

    Fostering Mental Health in the Workplace

    Mental Health Workplace

    A recent article in the Huffington Post reported on efforts in the UK to promote conversations regarding mental health among corporate executives with the goal of creating a workplace culture that fosters mental health. 

    After attending a February meeting with British business leaders, Prime Minister...

  • 07/31/2015 5:53 pm

    5 Ways to Reduce Workplace Stress

    If you suffer from anxiety, you are not alone.  A recent study released by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) indicates that 4.3 million Americans who work full-time experienced some form of an anxiety disorder in the past year. That is approximately 3.7 percent of the working population (aged 18 or older). 

    Medical Daily, a website dedicated to covering health and science news, provides the following tips for reducing anxiety and creating...