Recently, I had two different clients call about employees who had told coworkers they were contemplating suicide. I also heard from two different clients about workplace fights attributed directly to political conversations that got out of hand. Road rage incidents involving shootings appear to be growing commonplace, as are other violent incidents.
In a couple of previous posts, we started a discussion around challenges facing HR professionals with respect to dealing with mental health disorders in the workplace.
Before the holiday, we began to explore some best practices concerning employee assistance programs (EAP’s). Today we have more best practices.
Nearly 80% of employers offer employee assistance programs (EAPs) because they are so effective for retention and engagement. If you want to establish one at your organization, or just want to spruce it up a bit, read on.
Here are some additional best practices to adopt or apply if you want your EAP to remain effective—continued from yesterday’s post.
Did you know that nearly 80% of employers offer employee assistance programs (EAPs) now? And as even more employers begin to adopt them, it’s becoming even more critical that your EAP is effective and yields real-world results so that you can continue to attract and retain top talent. Keep reading to learn more about EAPs […]
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 […]
Are your managers and staff prepared to handle mental health issues in the workplace? If not, they should be. Here is why: According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), about one in five U.S. adults experience mental illness in any given year, as reported by the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI). Most […]
Drug or alcohol abuse in the workplace is obviously a serious concern, and a recent report describes how drug use in the workforce is on the rise. 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, […]
Yesterday’s Advisor offered 10 steps for creating a workplace culture of respect. Today, we’re taking a closer look at how respect can be essential when working to resolve workplace conflicts.