Like abuse of alcohol or illicit drugs, the nation’s growing opioid epidemic is presenting workplace challenges. The current opioid epidemic has been called the worst drug crisis in American history, reaching every corner of society, including workplaces both large and small. This epidemic involves the use of prescription opioid (pain) medications and illicit drugs, including […]
Drug or alcohol abuse in the workplace is obviously a serious concern. Not only could the employee be putting him- or herself at a health risk, he or she may also be putting other employees at a safety risk. And, of course, there’s a concern of reduced performance and productivity. Let’s take a look at […]
By Terri L. Rhodes October is Depression Awareness Month. The intent is to encourage discussion of the topic, reduce stigma associated with it, and encourage individuals and organizations to do more.
by Kathryn M. Grigg Employees are not the only ones who suffer through a divorce. Employers also bear the cost of an employee’s divorce through absenteeism and reduced productivity. This article addresses some benefits and support programs you can provide at minimal cost to maintain a productive workforce. Costs of divorce The amount of time […]
More than half of employees in a recent study reported high levels of stress. How are employers responding, given the impact on employees’ health, productivity, and morale?
Workplace violence—it’s a subject so difficult and so frightening that employers may feel paralyzed when considering how to prevent it. If someone is showing violent tendencies, an employer may want to fire the employee to remove the threat. But what if that’s the action that triggers more rage, worsening the risk instead of reducing it? […]
In yesterday’s Advisor, we shared 10 ways that your employees can recognize and deal with workplace stress; today, consultant Bridget Miller presents the basics of Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs), and how they can benefit both employees and the business as a whole.
May is Mental Health Month, and human resources professionals should know that workplace stress remains high. According to a recent survey, 62 percent of employees report high levels of stress leading to extreme fatigue and feeling out of control. The consequences are serious, but we’ve got 10 tips that can help your employees cope.
Yesterday’s Advisor examined how emerging HR issues are shaping handbooks, as reflected in a recent survey conducted by XpertHR. Today, how handbooks are managed.
This past week, the entertainment world lost one of its best and brightest to an apparent suicide. Robin Williams, who brought laughter to so many for so long, took his own life at the age of 63. So much has been written about his talent over the past week that it’s difficult to understand or […]