Month: November 2019

Why Employers Should Encourage Annual Mental Health Checkups

What is an Annual Mental Health Checkup? Just like a yearly physical exam, an annual mental health checkup or screening is a form of preventative care. The goal is to have your psychologist or psychiatrist evaluate your mental health, assess any symptoms you may have, and detect the early signs of conditions such as depression or anxiety. Early …

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Fostering Resilience in the Workplace

What Sets Resilient Employees Apart? According to Positive Psychology, there are many attributes that set resilient employees apart from the crowd. They are able to build strong connections and relationships with others, they aim for success and help others strive for it as well. They are authentic, practice effective communication and listening, and building trust …

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5 Tips to Help Improve Your Time Management Skills

The Importance of Time Management Skills Time management skills are important for just about every aspect of your life, including school, work, parenting, traveling, etc.! College professors will tell you that time management skills are necessary to do well in their class, job interviewers will ask you about how you manage your time, and you …

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Everything You Need to Know About Employee Assistance Programs

What are Employee Assistance Programs? As stated by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Employee Assistance Programs, or (EAPs), are voluntary, work-based program that offer free and confidential assessments, short-term counseling, referrals, and follow-up services to employees who have personal and/or work-related problems. EAPs were originally created to address drug and alcohol abuse in the workplace. However, they have …

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Supporting Employee Education and Health Literacy

The Link Between Education and Health A recent Benefits Guide article cites the Brookings Institute when they explain the link between education and health. Their research shows that the mortality rates of high school graduates are twice as high as those of college graduates, and each year of college is shown to reduce mortality rates …

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Take Diabetes to Heart

National Diabetes Month November is National Diabetes Month! This year, the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) have partnered up to present this year’s theme: Take Diabetes To Heart. The goal this year is to educate the public on the link between diabetes and cardiovascular …

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