Easing personal stress is among the goals for adding free or low-cost legal services. One study indicates that workers who do not hire an attorney to help with legal issues are nearly three times as likely to spend five to 10 hours at work dealing with those problems than those who do hire counsel.Read More
Employers also should work to make sure employees are trained in techniques that can help them prevent or escape violent scenarios.Read More
We have put lots of thought into developing a good framework and broad operational standards for a new employee-assistance program. This approach to “people management” is new to our executives. What can we do to convince top brass to let us launch the program globally?
—People Who Need People, Counsel Us on EAPs, learning and development director, finance/insurance/real estate, Kuala Lumpur
An oil and gas company operating in Alaska has an employee assistance program in place, but says such a plan might not be able to react quickly enough, given the remote setting. A firm offering in-house chaplain services is there to fill the void.
Despite the smorgasbord of new services, few employees use their employee assistance program, studies show. The national average for utilization has hovered around 3 percent for years.
For Michael Paolercio, director of employee assistance programs, work-life and wellness services for the San Francisco Giants, winning the World Series in 2010 proved the organization's ability to handle stress and show resilience under pressure.
Thirty percent of employees say they were ineffective for at least one week due to job-related stress, while two-thirds of U.S. workers reported extremely high stress levels, including fatigue and feeling a ‘loss of control.'Read More
You need to provide support of all kinds: emotional, financial, practical, along with advice to help employees who are forced to seek new jobs.Read More
How do I approach a new employee that I suspect may be drinking prior to arriving at work?
On average, dog owners spent $225 and cat owners spent $203 annually on routine veterinary visits, says the 2011-12 National Pet Owners Survey.Read More