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  • Supreme Court to consider workplace harassment rules
  • Workplace bullying report recommends hotline for harassed workers in Australia
  • HHS proposes rules on employee wellness, essential health benefits
  • UK EAP guidelines published
  • A new view of evidence-based practice
  • Anger management issues in the workplace
  • Special team offers aid to emergency helpers
  • Employees improving bosses
  • Study: Most doctors don't talk to patients about stress
  • Cash plans ranked among most valued benefits for British staff
  • Retire? And do what, hula hoop?

  • Supreme Court to consider workplace harassment rules
    Reuters via Chicago Tribune    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case that could determine when a company is liable for harassment by its employees. The case turns on the definition of a single word — "supervisor" — under a federal civil rights law that prohibits racial, religious or sexual harassment in the workplace. More

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    Workplace bullying report recommends hotline for harassed workers
    in Australia

    News Limited Network via Herald Sun    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    A workplace bullying hotline is one of a series of recommendations in an Australian parliamentary report. The report, titled "Workplace Bullying: We just want it to stop,"' addresses the between $6 billion and $36 billion lost in productivity in the Australian workforce each year. More

    HHS proposes rules on employee wellness, essential health benefits
    Workforce    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently announced a series of proposed rules under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act governing employee wellness programs and essential health benefits for certain employers. Under the proposed rules, employers sponsoring wellness programs that include rewards or surcharges based on specific health standards and outcomes can increase the maximum dollar amount of the rewards offered to employees to 30 percent from 20 percent of the total cost of their health care coverage, and can raise incentives tied to smoking prevention or reduction programs to up to 50 percent of total coverage costs. More



    UK EAP guidelines published
    Employee Benefits    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The UK Employee Assistance Professionals Association has published a set of guidelines that provide an up-to-date review of issues relating to the commissioning, delivery and evaluation of employee assistance programs. It includes a discussion of emerging topics and developments for the EAP industry and provides the latest statement on EAPs in relation to their status as a taxable benefit. More

    A new view of evidence-based practice
    Counseling Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The responsibility for engaging in evidence-based practice falls primarily on counseling practitioners. Evidence-based practice requires application of practices for which the evidence was the product of rigorous scientific empirical studies — that is, outcome research. More

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    Anger management issues in the workplace
    Crain's Cleveland Business    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    While some people may be prone to outbursts of emotion at work, are these incidents simply a reflection of human nature or are they, perhaps, something more serious that an employer must address? Believe it or not, an employee with significant anger issues may be protected by various laws, if that anger is caused by or related to a medical condition. More

    Special team offers aid to emergency helpers
    The Toledo Blade    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    John Lewton, a trauma intervention counselor, started working with emergency responders in Toledo, Ohio, years ago — in 1994 he started Workplace Resources, which operates under the Employee Assistance Program umbrella. Every year he and others he works with are called to dozens of crime scenes, fires and traffic crashes to help officers or firefighters who experience the trauma firsthand. More



    Employees improving bosses
    Human Resource Executive Online    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    A recent employee survey shows that, while their bosses are ethical and professional, they could stand to communicate better in times of crisis, resolve workplace conflicts and be open about their own weaknesses. More

    Study: Most doctors don't talk to patients about stress
    MyHealthNewsDaily via NBC News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Although stress is common among people with health problems, few primary care doctors take time to discuss ways to reduce stress with their patients, a new study suggests. The results show just 3 percent of visits to primary care doctors include discussions of stress reduction, the researchers said. That's much lower than the 60 to 80 percent of doctor's visits thought to involve stress-related health problems, the researchers said. More



    Cash plans ranked among most valued benefits for British staff
    Fresh Business Thinking    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Cash plans have taken an "unexpected" mantle as one of Britain's most sought-after employee benefits, independent research has revealed. Although pensions were the single-most valued benefit, overall health benefits — comprising PMI, cash plans, income protection, health screenings, critical illness and employee assistance programs — accounted for 47 percent of employees' preferred benefits. More

    Retire? And do what, hula hoop?
    Employee Benefit News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Middle-aged Americans increasingly view the concept of retirement as passé, according to a new report from Hearts & Wallets, a retirement and research firm. More than half (55 percent) of Americans aged 53 to 65 say they plan to continue working full-time as long as their health permits, up from 51 percent last year. More


     



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