Media Coverage - 2010

Dec. 28, 2010

Workforce 

Implementing FMLA

A reader of Workforce Management asked:  We are now at 50 employees but have a lot of new hires. When are we required to implement the Family and Medical Leave Act? Jim Brown, senior vice president of FMLASource,...

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Dec. 22, 2010

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal  

Target Uses Social Workers in Urban Stores

Target Corp. has turned to hiring on-site resources such as counselors to help reduce absenteeism and turnover among workers in its urban stores, according to a...

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Dec. 12, 2010

Los Angeles Times  

Target in Compton Helps Store Employees Tackle Their Personal Problems

When Target opened its Compton store, the company expected a higher risk of crime and took steps to address it – beefing up the store’s security detail...

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Dec. 1, 2010

Workforce 

The Globe-Trotters

An important facet of smart expat policies is more structured support for families. Industry studies cite spouse-partner issues as the No. 1 reason employees turn down overseas assignments as well as a major reason for...

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Nov. 30, 2010

Chicago Tribune 

How to Call in Sick

Some 83 percent of American workers have hauled themselves into work when they were sick, according to a poll by ComPsych Corporation, the largest provider of employee assistance programs. With cold season...

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HR Executive, Nov. 23, 2010

HR Executive

Jump in Job-Security Fears Impacting Holiday Stress 

  Some 68 percent of employees report having high levels of stress at work, with extreme fatigue and out-of-control feelings, according to the latest StressPulse survey...

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Nov. 15, 2010

Crain's Chicago Business

One Firm's Wellness Plan Boosts Employee Retention, Morale 

  One obstacle confronting executives thinking about investing in wellness programs is the suspicion that today’s highly mobile employees won’t be around in five...

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Oct. 2, 2010

Plan Sponsor

FMLA Claims Are Up, FMLASource Offers Employers Help

Claims related to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) have increased by more than 10 percent this year, according to a report by FMLASource, an affiliate of ComPsych...

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Oct. 2, 2010

HR Executive

Averting Tragedy

  Workplace experts, as well as authorities on suicide, say HR and company leaders should be on the lookout for warning signs of depression, use their corporate wellness programs to focus on mental health (not just physical...

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Oct. 2, 2010

Workforce Management

Taking Control of Anger Management

  Experts believe the recession has put more employees on edge because of heavier workloads and worries about job security as colleagues are pushed out the door.   Warning signs that an employee...

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Sept. 24, 2010

Fortune

Getting Work-Life Needs Met

  More than 80 percent of Baby Boomers ages 45 to 54 are experiencing “high levels of stress” from juggling responsibilities at work and at home, says a survey by the Hartford Financial Services Group and...

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Sept. 21, 2010

MSNBC

Housing Stress a Growing Problem for Workers

  Employers are increasingly stressed about housing problems, based on calls to a major provider of employee assistance programs. ComPsych Corp., among the largest providers of such programs, says...

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Sept. 17, 2010

Chicago Sun-Times

More Workers Seek Housing Aid

  For the first time, housing problems have replaced child care as the No. 1 subject of employee-assistance calls, a new report says.   Of calls related to “moving” received by ComPsych from...

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Sept. 16, 2010

USA Today

More Employee Assistance Calls Seeking Housing Aid

  Housing problems have for the first time replaced child care as the No. 1 subject of work-life calls to employee assistance provider ComPsych, a new report from the company says. Of calls...

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Sept. 15, 2010

Employee Benefit News

Stopping Suicidal Tendencies

  The Connecticut workplace shootings serve as a painful reminder of the extreme stress many employees feel on the job. Whether it’s problems with finances, personal relationships, substance abuse or...

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Sept. 15, 2010

Employee Benefit News

Ready for Their Close Up

  Of all the nominations Employee Benefit News received for this year’s Benny Awards, only one focused on a benefits program addressing mental health. “Your Life Matters” is a mental health campaign...

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Sept. 2, 2010

HR Executive

Coping With Stress

  Layoffs, reorganization, stagnant wages – these are all symptoms of a faltering economy that can at times fall squarely on the shoulders of HR executives as well as their staffs. The resulting stress of trying to do...

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Aug. 12, 2010

Chicago Tribune

How to Take Less Stress Along When You Retire

  One way to successfully transition into retirement is cultivating new passions in your final working years, said Anita Madison, vice president of Training and Consulting for ComPsych, which...

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Aug. 2, 2010

SHRM Online

Employee Workload, Burnout Plague Organizations

Nearly a third (31 percent) of HR managers said morale and employee productivity would be their biggest concern over the next six months, according to the results of a poll released by ComPsych...

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July 30, 2010

Chicago Sun-Times

Worried About Unhappy Workers

  Workers aren’t happy, and that has hiring managers worried. Employee morale and maintaining employee productivity are hiring managers’ top concerns, according to a survey by Chicago-based ComPsych...

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July 29, 2010

Employee Benefit News

Employee Morale Tops Health Care on List of HR Challenges

  New data from EAP provider ComPsych shows that HR pros say employee morale and productivity are bigger challenges for them over the next six months than health care costs...

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July 1, 2010

Employee Benefit News

Caught in the Middle:  Employees Continue to Struggle With Caregiving

Many baby boomers are known as the “sandwich generation” because they are simultaneously caring for both their children and their aging parents. On top of...

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May 15, 2010

Best Practices in HR

Crisis Preparedness Pays Off

  At ComPsych, disaster-related services staff takes a holistic approach to pull counseling services and resources together, says Roxanne Szczypkowski, director of Work-Life Services for ComPsych,...

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May 5, 2010

New York Times

Offering Help to a Troubled Employee

  If a coworker has been acting strangely for a while, and you’re beginning to suspect that something may be seriously wrong – perhaps problems at home, mental health issues or substance abuse –...

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April 2, 2010

Globe and Mail

How to Restore Happiness at Work

The sagging economy and job insecurity have been major happiness killers at work, according to another new survey by ComPsych Corp., an international provider of employee assistance programs. It found 74 percent...

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February 28, 2010

Orange County Register

Poll: Who's Worried About Work?

Americans who have jobs are more worried about work in 2010 than they were a year ago, according to new poll by ComPsych Corp., a big supplier of employee assistance programs. Last year, the big worry...

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February 25, 2010

WorldatWork

Majority of Americans Worried About Job Stress and Workload for 2010

The majority of U.S. workers are worried about job stress and workload for 2010, according to a new poll. The Tell It Now poll by ComPsych Corp. found that about three in every...

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February 24, 2010

Crain's Chicago Business

Are Your Workers Stressed Out? Survey Says Yes

A majority of U.S. workers report a worried outlook for 2010 in terms of job stress and workload, according to a survey released this week by Chicago-based ComPsych Corp. Roughly...

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February 23, 2010

Plan Sponsor

Workers Anxious Coming Into the New Year

The majority of U.S. workers surveyed in a Tell It Now survey by ComPsych reported a worried outlook for 2010 in terms of job stress and workload. A report from the employee assistance program provider...

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