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How to Create a Strategy for a Mentally Healthy Workplace

May 12, 2022

Every organization has a responsibility to provide a safe, equitable and healthy workplace for its employees. This includes creating a work environment that is mentally healthy and psychologically safe. Not only is there a moral and ethical obligation to provide this level of care for employees, but it also has a positive impact on an […]

Employee Engagement, Insights, Mental Health, Productivity, Well-Being, Workforce Management, Workplace Culture

Five Things Workplaces Can Do About Rising Substance Use Disorders

Since March 2020, we have been dealing with one crisis after the next. While substance use disorders are not new, the pandemic has accelerated an already exploding crisis. In the workplace, drug and alcohol addictions are costing American businesses and organizations about $81 billion in lost profits every year! Before the pandemic, opioid addiction and […]

EAP, Employee Engagement, Insights, Mental Health, Pandemic, Productivity, Well-Being, Workforce Management

Virtual Counseling is Here to Stay (And That’s a Good Thing)

Before the pandemic, our idea of counseling looked a lot like Tony Soprano taking time out of his busy day to see Dr. Jennifer Melfi in her office. The times sure have changed. During the onset and height of the pandemic, virtual counseling was the only option for most people. Patients and counselors alike were […]

EAP, Mental Health, Pandemic, Work-Life Balance, Workforce Management, Workplace Culture

Combating the Great Resignation: Transforming Organizational Culture

Feb 22, 2022

The Great Resignation — there’s that buzz phrase again. You are likely tired of hearing it at this point. But organizations must understand why they can’t sweep it under the rug and hope it never surfaces again. It is impacting all organizations. Across the country, organizations are seeing individuals leaving their jobs at unprecedented rates. […]

Employee Engagement, Mental Health, Pandemic, Workforce Management, Workplace Culture

Returning to the Workplace: Mitigating the Impact on Employee Well-being

Feb 2, 2022

Does this sound familiar? “We are returning to the workplace in January.” “No, we are returning to the workplace in March.” “Scratch that; we are returning to the workplace the week after Labor Day.” “We are scrapping plans to return to the workplace until after the New Year.” “Please don’t ask me when we are […]

Employee Engagement, Insights, Mental Health, Pandemic, Workforce Management, Workplace Culture

The Art of Calling In: How to Stop Behaviors That Threaten Well-being at Work

The following is a summary of a presentation given at the 2021 Maryland Workplace Health and Wellness Symposium on September 15, 2021. To view the full presentation, click here. It’s not just your imagination. People are feeling emboldened to say hurtful and offensive things. The barometer has moved where we are culturally less tolerant for […]

Employee Engagement, Mental Health, Well-Being, Workplace Culture

Podcast: Getting the Most Out of Your EAP to Build a Mentally Healthy Workplace

Jun 16, 2021

The events of the past year have sparked a great mental health awakening. Prioritizing mental health in the workplace has been long overdue. Now, employers are looking for guidance on creating mentally healthy workplaces. Our vice president of clinical services, Meghan Stokes, LCSW-C, joined the Friends with Employee Benefits podcast and talked about how employers should use this opportunity to transform their cultures into one that prioritizes mental […]

EAP, Mental Health, Pandemic, Podcast, Workforce Management, Workplace Culture