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Employee Assistance Program EAP Blog

Observing Performance in Supervisor Training: New Supervisors Must Get This Skill Right

Whether a supervisor dreads observing employee performance or believes that they excel at it, chances are that they’re not performing the task in the optimal way, especially if they are a new or first-time supervisor. There is training for new and first-time supervisors available online, but many miss this key skill.It’s an absolutely essential skill for supervisors, [...]

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Supervisor Training: Helping Create a Workplace Safety Culture that Really Pays Off

It's a fact. Peer pressure is amazingly powerful. Do you know why? And do you know why it can be so powerful in business and industry?Many employees, in fact all of us to some degree, have been conditioned to look at supervisors with ire and suspicion because they represent authority and they control something we highly [...]

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Overcoming Loneliness -- Download a Free Workplace Wellness Tip Sheet for HR and Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

DOWNLOAD FREE REPRODUCIBLE PDFDOWNLOAD FREE PDF & EDITABLE PACKAGEDespite the fact that people are connected more than ever through technology, more of us are experiencing loneliness. A recent study has found that feeling lonely doesn’t just contribute to more behavioral health prob-lems—it literally can shorten your life.Loneliness Adversely Affects HealthPeople who say they are lonely have [...]

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​Shifting Your Focus to Manage Stress

Temporarily shifting focus from the source of your anxiety to something non-stressful is a key stress management technique. There are many variations of how to do this successfully. A great example is taking a walk outside the house, working on a non-work related project, or completely changing one's environment temporarily.Taking your mind off the thing that keeps you [...]

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Stress Management Techniques and Tips: Fun Is Coming!

Oh boy, some Monday mornings can sure be difficult. Oh, and the Sunday night dread. Oh, what if it is a rainy Monday. Cold.Cold and rainy. Nope, doesn't get any worse. If only there was a way to change our attitude in a second because coffee barely scratches the surface. A book should be written [...]

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​Effective Workplace Communication that Reduces Coworker Conflict: Stop Reading Minds and Start Checking In

Is your coworker driving you nuts? If so, you may be making it worse by suspecting ulterior motives and hidden meanings in what they do or say. Does this experience sound familiar? If it does, know that you’re not paranoid. This hypervigilance is explained by nothing more than stress and the “fight or flight” syndrome all [...]

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Understanding Premarital Counseling and Six Issues to Help You Prevent Big Problems Down the Road

With half of all marriages ending in divorce (remember when it was a third?), pre-marital counseling is not such a bad idea. It takes a brave couple to explore key issues that can affect the long-term outcome of their relationship. Learning to address these issues head-on could make the difference between whether a couple celebrates their [...]

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Be Sure to Educate Employees about "What They Can Do" to Help Prevent Opioid Addiction

Employees at work are a captured audience being paid on the clock. The beauty of this reality is that your can educate them about common problems and concerns, and offer solutions, tips, and expert advice via your EAP, occupational health, or other internal or external resource.Since employees are your most valuable resource, the above is a [...]

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Sabotage of Treatment By Supervisors Following Reasonable Suspicion Training and Employee Identification

Reasonable suspicion training is designed to save lives and prevent losses, but supervisors often undermine their own role in a drug-free workplace after being educated about substance abuse and even successfully identifying substance abusing workers who are then subsequently referred to treatment for addictive disease. What's going on? After an employee returns from treatment, the risk is [...]

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