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  • Taking brain vitals: New tools to detect mental disorders
  • EAPs key to addressing workplace suicide trend
  • Presenteeism far worse than absenteeism, says Canadian expert
  • The science behind employee engagement
  • Wellness survey shows employers still unclear about best approaches
  • 5 ways to reduce stress when working full-time
  • Employers far from showbiz can help veterans by copying Jon Stewart
  • Employee engagement linked to customer experience and company profit
  • Improve your workplace for employees with mental health issues

  • Taking brain vitals: New tools to detect mental disorders
    The Huffington Post
    What if doctors could check a patient's brain vitals just as easily as taking their pulse or blood pressure? Recently, the Food and Drug Administration approved several new technologies to help assess brain health and detect emotional and cognitive changes earlier when treatment can be most effective.
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    EAPs key to addressing workplace suicide trend
    Employee Benefits Network
    “Every 20 minutes, someone commits suicide in the United States,” says Bert Alicea, licensed psychologist and vice president of EAP and work/life services for Health Advocate Inc. in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania. “Given that rate, there is a possibility of a suicide at your workplace.”
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    Presenteeism far worse than absenteeism, says Canadian expert
    National Post
    Presenteeism and absenteeism are a $6-billion annual problem in Canada, according to David Gallson of the Mood Disorders Society of Canada. Some experts figure the lost productivity from presenteeism is at least three times higher than from absenteeism. The costs for an employer are often as much or more than for all its other health plan benefits combined.
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    The science behind employee engagement
    Employee Benefit News
    Have you considered applying science to employee communications? If not, it might be time to start thinking about it. Numbers can tell you if your internal communications are effectively engaging employees, and resulting in a stronger culture, higher benefit participation rates, and other goals your HR team works hard to achieve.
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    Wellness survey shows employers still unclear about best approaches
    Employee Benefit News
    The wellness climate has changed in the last year, with a flurry of lawsuits questioning the legality of financial incentives (or penalties) for employees who take part — or fail to meet standards set out in corporate wellness offerings. And benefits decision-makers at companies of all sizes continue to struggle with the notion of financially justifying their wellness dollars, as wellness ROI is still exceptionally elusive, save for hard reductions in insurance premiums.
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    5 ways to reduce stress when working full-time
    Medical Daily
    If you suffer from crippling anxiety, you’re not alone: a new study published by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration discovered that 4.3 million Americans who work full-time jobs have had an anxiety disorder in the past year. That’s a decent chunk (3.7 percent) of the working population who are aged 18 or older.
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    Employers far from showbiz can help veterans by copying Jon Stewart
    The Huffington Post
    A request for Stewart to mentor a veteran sparked the idea for the Veteran Immersion Program, "Daily Show" senior coordinating producer Elise Terrell told The Huffington Post. Terrell and production manager Camille Hebert are the chief architects of the program and have been involved since its beginning in 2013.
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    Employee engagement linked to customer experience and company profit
    HR
    Companies must be able to prove the relationship between employee engagement and customer experience. Phil Anderson, client director at Ashridge Business School, says this shouldn't be too tricky. "There is lots of research which shows that happy employees lead to happy customers who are loyal and spend more money — which leads to better profit."
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    Improve your workplace for employees with mental health issues
    The Huffington Post
    Shekhar Parmar says, "As a business owner, my employees' health and well-being is important to me. I know that a healthy workforce is a productive workforce. We have health and safety policies to ensure that people have the proper training and equipment to do their jobs safely -- a standard in almost all good companies."
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