Blog - Southwest EAP

A Growing Epidemic: Loneliness in the Workplace

A recent article in the Harvard Business Review by former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy cites loneliness at work as a growing health epidemic. Loneliness can translate to a reduced lifespan equivalent to smoking more than a half pack of cigarettes a day, making it an even greater threat than obesity. Yet unlike smoking cessation and […]

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Your EAP and Evolving Technologies

The rapid pace of technological change – both what is available and how it is being used in the workplace – is a challenge and opportunity for HR managers and EAP partners. New behavioral health apps, chat bot apps and assessments, video conferencing and online training tools are being introduced to the marketplace on a […]

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Workplace Impacts of Intensive Parenting

We’ve all heard the term “helicopter parent” bandied about over the years. Typically, it summons visions of overly involved parents calling college professors to complain about the “D” their child received on a test or using their money and influence to pave their children’s paths to success. 2019 brings us the next-level term that replaces […]

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2019 Arkansas Workforce Trends & Challenges

Every year, Southwest EAP collects and analyzes data from our entire roster of clients. From this data we can share with you our insights and highlight trends. Emotional well-being, including anxiety and depression, were consistently identified as the leading reasons for seeking EAP support. “Relationship issues” was the second most frequent type of support requested. […]

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