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  • Deadline for $100 'Early Bird' conference registration discount is FRIDAY!
  • Chicago union EAP embarks on firefighter suicide study
  • Empire State Building shooting-like events of workplace violence are rare, getting rarer
  • Mismanaging workplace conflicts
  • Poll: Benefit cuts are workers’ top worry
  • Docs using EHRs often overlook signs of depression
  • Study: Large circle of friends is key to well-being in midlife
  • Stress a big-time workplace malady
  • Bending health cost curve tied to wellness communication
  • Wellness at work: Companies are offering employees chances to live healthy lifestyle
  • The 5 best bonding outings for co-workers
  • Mothers who work full time report better mental, physical health
  • Scientists dispel 'Miserable Monday' myth



  • Deadline for $100 'Early Bird' conference registration discount is FRIDAY!
    Employee Assistance Professionals Association    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Friday, Aug. 31, is the deadline to register at the discounted Early Bird rate for EAPA's 2012 Annual World EAP Conference in Baltimore. This year's conference features sessions ranging from Mediation Skills to EA Outcome Evaluations; from Evidence-based Best Practices to trends in EA Online Technologies and Apps; and from dealing with Threats of Workplace Violence to Positive Psychology Techniques in EAPs. Whether you are most interested in clinical or addiction issues, consulting with workplace management, trends and innovations affecting tomorrow's EA practices, or building and nurturing your personal network of EA contacts, EAPA's 2012 World EAP Conference is the single best investment you can make in your professional future. The Hilton Baltimore hotel is offering discounted room rates to all EAPA attendees; book early to take advantage. More

    Chicago union EAP embarks on firefighter suicide study
    Fire Chief    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The Chicago Fire Department found itself ahead of the curve in a most alarming way. The department suffered seven active- and retired-firefighter suicides in an 18-month period. Faced with such a crisis, the Chicago Firefighters Union Local 2 Employee Assistance Program wanted to get an in-depth picture of what members are dealing with on the job and at home, and how those things affect them and might increase their potential risk for suicide. More

    Empire State Building shooting-like events of workplace violence are rare, getting rarer
    NBC News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The recent fatal shooting outside the Empire State Building in an apparent work-related dispute was a tragedy, but such violence is rare and getting rarer in the American workplace. Despite the lingering bad economy and job pressures tied to it, work-related homicides dropped 7 percent in 2010 to an all-time low of 518, according to the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Incidents of fatal attacks on co-workers or former co-workers are very rare, accounting for only about 12 percent of annual workplace homicides over the past five years, according to the BLS. More

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    Mismanaging workplace conflicts
    Human Resource Executive Online    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Handling workplace tensions should be a priority for frontline managers, but many employees believe that their bosses are not up to the job, according to a survey of 2,700 employees released by Healthy Companies Intl. in Arlington, Va. Nearly half – 41 percent – of employees responding to the survey think the person to whom they report does not deal well with workplace conflicts. More

    Poll: Benefit cuts are workers' top worry
    Employee Benefit News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    American workers are more concerned about cuts in their benefits than losing their jobs, according to a recent Gallup poll. Forty percent of workers surveyed said they are concerned that their benefits will be reduced in the near future. That compares to 28 percent who fear they will be laid off and 28 percent who worry their salaries will be lowered. More

    Docs using EHRs often overlook signs of depression
    FierceEMR    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Electronic health records are designed to improve access to patient health information and, in turn, quality of care. Researchers from the University of Florida, however, have discovered a correlation between primary care doctors who use EHRs and decreased depression treatment for patients who also suffered from multiple chronic conditions. More


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    Study: Large circle of friends is key to well-being in midlife
    Huffington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    You really can get by with a little help from your friends. A new study of 6,500 Britons found that at age 50, having regular interactions with a wide circle of friends has a significant impact on psychological well-being, and is especially important to the happiness of women. For men, family is more important to well-being, according to the study, published online in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. More

    Stress a big-time workplace malady
    CNBC    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Nearly three-fourths (73 percent) of American workers are stressed out by at least one thing at work, according to Everest College's 2012 Work Stress Survey conducted by Harris Interactive. You know what gets on people's last nerve the most? You guessed it: not getting paid enough. More

    Bending health cost curve tied to wellness communication
    Employee Benefit News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Employers counting on wellness programs to bend the benefits cost curve must include strong communication plans in their strategy if they hope to achieve their goals or risk wasting their investment in a sluggish economy. That's one of the key findings in a new white paper released by Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company. "Well on the Way: Engaging Employees in Workplace Wellness" uses proprietary and industry research, as well as case studies, to show how wellness initiatives can help employers control ever-higher health care and benefits costs, and the vital role of benefits communication in driving the effectiveness of these programs. More



    Wellness at work: Companies are offering employees chances to live healthy lifestyle
    The Marietta Daily Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    A tenuous economic climate. The growing epidemic of workplace stress. Rising obesity numbers. These are but a few of the factors that impact the attendance, medical costs and productivity levels for local employers. According to a recent study by Towers Watson/National Business Group on Health 2011/2012 Staying@Work, nearly nine out of 10 respondents reported excessive workloads and long hours as a top source of stress. The study also reported that 54 percent of U.S. companies are providing financial rewards for participation in health management programs, with 80 percent planning to do so by the end of this year. More

    The 5 best bonding outings for co-workers
    U.S. News & World Report    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Almost a third of U.S. office workers dislike team-building activities, according to a 2012 Wakefield Research Study commissioned by the cloud technology company Citrix. Although companies have the best intentions when they plan these activities, says David W. Ballard of the American Psychological Association, they can be counterproductive if not executed properly – disrupting trust, heightening tensions and allowing cynicism to grow in the workplace. More



    Mothers who work full time report better mental, physical health
    HealthDay via The Philadephia Inquirer    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Mothers who work full time report better mental and physical health than stay-at-home moms or women who work part time, according to a new study. Researchers from University of Akron and Penn State University found that women who go back to work soon after having children have more energy and mobility, and less depression at age 40. More

    Scientists dispel 'Miserable Monday' myth
    BBC News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    U.S. investigators who looked at a poll of 340,000 people found moods were no worse on Mondays than other working days, bar Friday. People were happier as they approached the weekend, lending support for the concept of "that Friday feeling." More
     



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