Tag: American Psychological Association

Is Mental Health First Aid Training Necessary?

Health issues can strike anywhere, and when people spend so much of their waking hours at work, the workplace is often the setting for health emergencies. Many companies train employees on basic first aid or cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) so that there are people able to assist in such emergencies. But these training programs focus specifically […]

7 Challenges for Creating Development Programs that Work

According to Training Magazine’s annual report on training expenditures, U.S. organizations spent a total of $104.25 billion dollars on training and development in 2016. These learning and development initiatives range anywhere from traditional live training sessions to participation in outside seminars to training delivered through webinars, podcasts, or other technological means.

Give Your Employees the Gift of Stress Management Training

  The latest StressPulse report by ComPsych, a provider of employee assistance programs, found that 64 percent of employees report high levels of stress. Noted ComPsych CEO Richard A. Chaifetz, Psy.D, “Sustained, high levels of stress have a deleterious effect on work product as well as physical health.” He said proactively addressing the issue is […]

Do Your Employees Need Stress Management Training?

Whatever the cause, and however it manifests, workplace stress continues to be a problem—one that can cause reduced productivity, an increase in accidents, and a spike in costs. Stress Stats The American Psychological Association (APA) observes, “While stress levels appear to be balancing out, they remain high and exceed what Americans consider to be healthy.” […]