Crafting a workplace anti-bullying policy

Employee Benefit News Workplace and school violence events have contributed to our increasing national conversation about “bullying.” Recently, National Public Radio quoted a Zogby poll in which more than a quarter of American workers reported that they have experienced abusive conduct at work. Sixty-four percent of respondents to a Monster Global Poll felt that they […]

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A Six-Part Approach to Managing Anxiety

GoodTherapy.org Most of us experience anxiety at different times in life; it’s when it takes over our quality of life that that it becomes a problem. But what is anxiety, and do you experience it? There two different types of anxiety: external and internal. External anxiety comes from outside events that produce an internal reaction […]

Altruistic adolescents less likely to become depressed, new study suggests

University of Illinois psychology professor Eva Telzer and her colleagues found that adolescents who get pleasure from pro-social activities are less likely to become depressed.  Read more…

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Q: I manage my employees’ performance problems by doing everything I can to help them improve.

If that fails, I refer them to the EAP. Sometimes they are willing to attend, and sometimes not. Is this a proper use of the EAP? A:  You are using the EAP properly to address job performance issues, but using it sooner rather than later has advantages you should consider. Don’t see the EAP as […]

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Mindfulness Training May Assuage Early-Life Trauma

Scientific American We live in an increasingly stressful world.  There’s an aspirational sense things should improve with time, witness the U.S. War on Poverty or the U.N. Millennium Development Goals.  But in the last 50 years, many stress risks, perceived and real, have grown worse: extreme weather, violent conflict, economic dislocation, poverty (especially for children), […]

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Q: How can I earn more credibility with my work unit and team?

I know many of them are far more knowledgeable than I am, yet I hesitate to let on how much I don’t know. It’s a Catch-22: I know the least, but I must lead a team of employees who know more. A:  You can still establish credibility as a leader. Ironically, your first step is […]

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Why sleep is crucial to any wellness plan

By Melissa A. Winn April 15, 2014 Employee Benefit News Despite an ever-increasing focus on wellness in the workplace, employers often overlook a key contributor to the health and well-being of their employees — sleep. New research shows sleep-deprivation runs rampant in today’s workplaces, but gives hope that employers who choose to offer sleep solutions […]

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How to manage workplace stress in 5 simple steps

The Guardian Recently, our five stress management experts answered questions on workplace well-being. So here is some of their best advice to provide you with a handy guide to stress-free life.  Read more…

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New findings on timing and range of post partum depression

The New York Times Postpartum depression isn’t always postpartum. It isn’t even always depression. A fast-growing body of research is changing the very definition of maternal mental illness, showing that it is more common and varied than previously thought. Scientists say new findings contradict the longstanding view that symptoms begin only within a few weeks […]

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Phone attachment linked with mental health stress

by Michelle Wheeler, Science Network WA via Medical Xpress Thinking about your mobile when you’re not using it, worrying about whether people can reach you and interrupting what you’re doing when you’re contacted on your phone are linked to increased depression and stress, according to a study involving an ECU researcher.   The study of smart […]

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