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Table of Contents
  • Employee Assistance Research Foundation issues $100,000 call for proposals
  • Elevating Ethical Awareness online course offered at special time
  • International companies starting to take wellness to heart
  • How long is too long for a medical leave of absence?
  • Report: Workplace discrimination is happening to more caregivers than ever before
  • Work it out: Dealing with a difficult boss
  • Smartphones take wellness engagement to new levels
  • Work-life 'fit' a top reason employees are staying at jobs
  • Email stress test: Experiment unplugs workers for 5 days
  • Overworked employees may see relief in new hiring



  • Employee Assistance Research Foundation issues $100,000 call for proposals
    Employee Assistance Professionals Association    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The Employee Assistance Research Foundation has announced a call for research proposals focused on workplace related outcomes of EA services. Deadline for proposals is Nov. 5. EARF will hold an informational session about the call for proposals and application process, including opportunity for Q&A, at EAPA's 2012 World EAP Conference. The informational session will take place from 4 to 5 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, Oct. 17, in the Paca Room on the third floor of the Hilton Baltimore Hotel, 401 West Pratt Street, Baltimore, Md. More

    Social Work p.r.n.

    Social Work p.r.n. specializes in staffing services, including temporary, temp-to-permanent, and direct hire. We offer services in EAP providers, healthcare, mental health, schools, child & family service agencies, and settings providing social work. We offer workers at both bachelors and masters level; priding ourselves on outstanding service and quality assurance.
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    Elevating Ethical Awareness online course offered at special time
    Employee Assistance Professionals Association    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    For the convenience of EA professionals throughout the Americas and Asia Pacific, the Elevating Ethical Awareness course will be offered online from 8 to 10 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time on Sept. 20. This will be Sept. 21, 8 to 10 a.m. in China and Singapore, 9-11 a.m. in Japan, 10 a.m. to noon in most of Australia, and noon-2 p.m. in New Zealand. All new CEAP candidates applying for initial certification must have completed at least two hours of Domain I EAP ethics training as part of the PDH eligibility requirement. This training must have been specifically approved by the EACC to meet this requirement. EAPA currently provides the only EACC approved course available to the general candidate audience. Elevating Ethical Awareness is offered by the EAPA Ethics Education Panel online six times per year, and at EAPA's Annual World EAP Conference. More

    International companies starting to take wellness to heart
    Workforce    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    In Russian, there's no word for "assistance." This proved to be a stumbling block when Harris, Rothenberg International Inc. was launching its employee assistance program and work-life and wellness services in the eastern European nation. HRI grappled with what to call its confidential counseling and referral services. So the EAP provider framed its services to Russian workers as support. More

    Pacific Hills Treatment Centers, Inc.

    At Pacific Hills, we provide a unique, cost-effective alternative to the traditional treatment of substance abuse.We specialize in the treatment of adults struggling with Co-Occurring / Dual Diagnosis issues and multiple relapses, while we emphasize the spiritual aspects of recovery in both Christian and Traditional 12-Step based programs.We offer a gender-specific curriculum in separate men's and women's facilities. MORE


    How long is too long for a medical leave of absence?
    Workforce    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The recently amended Americans with Disabilities Act is expansive enough to cover most medical conditions. If most medical conditions are covered as disabilities, then most employees with medical conditions will likely, at some point during their tenure, need a reasonable accommodation. One accommodation that the EEOC considers presumptively reasonable is an unpaid leave of absence, even for employers too small to be covered by the FMLA. More

    Report: Workplace discrimination is happening to more caregivers than ever before
    Huffington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    VideoBriefAs more Americans take on the responsibility of caring for elderly loved ones, there has been an increase in workplace discrimination targeting caregivers, according to a new report by AARP. The workplace discrimination caregivers can face varies but can include the following, according to AARP: an employee is fired when he or she asks to take leave to care for a chronically ill parent; an employee who asks for leave is told they are not a valuable asset at work and gets fired upon returning from leave; or the employee is denied leave. More


    Facing Challenges with Addicted Clients?

    Led by experienced clinicians, Hazelden’s Professional in Residence program offers on-site, intensive opportunities to learn about the challenges of addiction and effectiveness of treatment. MORE
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    Work it out: Dealing with a difficult boss
    WebMD    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Nearly half of employees surveyed by the national administrative staffing firm Office Team say they've worked for an unreasonable boss. The response to the situation may be the ticket to getting both meaningful work and greater accomplishments. More

    Smartphones take wellness engagement to new levels
    Employee Benefit News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Combine mobile technology accessibility with innovations in wellness plan design, and you have a mobile wellness revolution on your hands - or in them. In fact, by 2020, 160 million Americans will be monitored and treated for medical conditions remotely, according to Qualcomm Life. More



    Work-life 'fit' a top reason employees are staying at jobs
    Employee Benefit News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Despite the uncertain job market, the top reasons Americans are staying with their current employment are work-life "fit" and enjoying what they do, according to a recent American Psychological Association survey. Notable differences exist across gender lines or age categories, and a majority does still cite pay and benefits as a factor, but having a job that meshes well with other life demands remains hugely important to U.S. workers. More

    Email stress test: Experiment unplugs workers for 5 days
    Los Angeles Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Slave to email? Wonder what would happen if you had to do without it? University of California Irvine informatics professor Gloria Mark was curious – so she recently led a study that separated 13 people from their email for five days and recorded what happened when they unplugged. More



    Overworked employees may see relief in new hiring
    The Wall Street Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Since the recession, companies avoided hiring new employees by pushing existing staff to work longer and harder. But experts say employers may have squeezed everything they can out of their workforce – and now have no choice but to start hiring. More
     



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