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Kids and the Internet – Keeping Them Safe

Computers and the Internet have become an important part of our lives, and our children’s lives. An estimated 77 million American children and teens are now online, according to the U.S. Justice Department. Kids spend time online messaging, chatting, searching, and surfing. Although most of these Internet experiences are likely… View More

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Manager Focus: Keeping Employees Engaged and Productive

According to Gallup’s new State of the American Workplace report, 33% of U.S. workers versus 70% of employees at the world’s top companies are actively engaged in their work. That’s a very staggering difference. Each year,… View More

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Manager Focus: How EAPs Can Help Reduce Absenteeism

Employee absenteeism remains a challenging problem that faces workplaces and HR departments, but it’s a normal cost of doing business. Unfortunately, few organizations can identify exactly how much it costs when it comes to their company’s bottom line. Industry experts estimate that absenteeism can have an enormous cost, with estimates… View More

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Coping with Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Worrying about an upcoming presentation or feeling nervous about a trip to the dentist are pretty commonplace emotions that happen in all of us. However, when those feelings get out of control, it’s time to seek help. Generalized Anxiety Disorder, or GAD, occurs when a person continually worries about everything, or… View More

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Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder

When winter’s doldrums set in, it’s common for many of us to slip into the blues and not really understand why. Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, is a type of depression that occurs during a particular season of the year, typically fall and winter, when the days are shortest and we don’t see as much… View More

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How an EAP Can Help Reduce Sick Leave

It’s a fact: Healthy employees are more productive, have fewer absences, and are more engaged overall, which can result in a positive impact on your company’s bottom line. However, according to a recent poll conducted by NPR, the Robert Wood Foundation, the Harvard Opinion Research Program, and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, employees agree that their jobs and workplaces have an impact on their health, but not necessarily… View More

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Depression in the Workplace: How EAPs Help

It wasn't long ago that the world was shaken by the tragic suicide of award-winning actor Robin Williams. Many people outwardly questioned how someone so gifted and funny could take their own life. At the same time, it served as a sobering reminder that depression is a serious condition and exists all around us.According… View More

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Six Steps for Success for New Managers

As 2017 kicks off and your organization evolves you may have some new leaders on board. Depending on their personality, this can be either a daunting request or an exciting prospect. Managing people can be a very rewarding and valuable skill to add to a resume, but it can also be overwhelming; especially if they don’t know where to start.… View More

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Working With Difficult Employees

There will always be difficult employees. They aren't difficult on purpose, because, clearly, if they realized how their behavior was jeopardizing their future, they wouldn't behave in dysfunctional ways.F. John Reh writes in his online piece… View More

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Why Don't More Employees Use EAP Services?

Let's discuss one of the best-kept secrets in the business world: Employee Assistance Programs. As an increasing number of employers offer this valuable benefit, a shockingly low number of employees actually utilize it.  The reasons for this are varied, yet boil down to four key points. That is, people are concerned that the… View More