Helping Employees Deal With Business Set-Backs

Q. Our organization lost a major contract with a customer we’ve done business with for a long time. Some employees are coping well, but others seem to be horribly depressed. I’m concerned by the reaction; some folks are taking this too hard. Can the EAP help?

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Helping Employees Express Their Concerns

Q. How can I have employees come forward in a straightforward manner to discuss their concerns about the work unit? Some pout and complain to peers, but in meetings never speak up. I think the behavior leads to morale issues and encourages similar behavior in others.

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Inhalant Abuse in The Workplace

Q. One of the substances discussed in supervisor training was inhalants, like glue and other volatile materials. I can see alcohol and drugs being problems, but find it hard to believe that inhalants could ever be an issue in the workplace. Is this a serious problem?

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Encouraging Employees to Practice Wellness

Q. What can supervisors do to encourage employees to practice wellness? I know this isn’t a supervisor’s responsibility; however, supervisors have clout and influence, and I think we should put it to good use to help people.

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