Media Coverage - 2011

Nov. 16, 2011

USA Today

Home for the Holidays? It May Be Time to Talk Elder Care

Counseling experts are witnessing a 66 percent growth in calls this year from adult children seeking advice on complex medical, legal and financial issues involving aging parents,...

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Nov. 14, 2011

Huffington Post

Does Your Job Interfere With Your Life?

Large numbers of men and women are severely stressed or depressed at work, often to the point of being unable to function and becoming sick, emotionally or physically. In fact, a ComPsych survey...

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Nov. 9, 2011

Yahoo! News

Winners Announced in Best in Biz Awards 2011

Best in Biz Awards, the only business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts, today announced the winners in its 2011 competition. Among the gold and multiple award...

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Nov. 8, 2011

SHRM Online

FMLA Leave for Family Members Up by 18 Percent, According to Analysis

U.S. employers have seen an 18 percent uptick in leave taken under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to care for a family member’s illness within the past year,...

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Nov. 8, 2011

HR Executive

Employee Sabotage

A new study finds that envious workers who feel disconnected to their colleagues are more apt to attempt subversive harm to the organization – by berating coworkers, fabricating complaints or trying to make projects fail....

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Nov. 4, 2011

Chicago Tribune

No Escaping Volatility, So Try Managing for It

Big gains in stocks in October weren’t enough to ease jitters for many people on the verge of retirement. They may be convinced they still need a substantial dose of stocks to provide...

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Nov. 1, 2011

Benefits & Compensation International (UK)

Employees’ Poor Emotional Wellbeing an Obstacle to Wellness Efforts

The state of many employees’ emotional health is sub-optimal, according to survey results from ComPsych HealthyGuidance, as revealed in...

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Oct. 25, 2011

BenefitsPro

One-Third of Workers Too Stressed to Do Their Job

Employees are still suffering from stress, as two-thirds of employees report having high stress levels and 29 percent of employees are too stressed at work to be effective for five or more days...

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Sept. 30, 2011

Workforce

Companies Are Turning to Technology to Help Keep Workers Well

Employers are learning that wellness programs require much more to succeed than a pedometer and an occasional newsletter on healthier living. To achieve enduring changes in employee...

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Sept. 15, 2011

Employee Benefit News

Hope Springs Eternal:  EAPs Retain Relevance

After the Twin Towers fell, the Pentagon stood burning and Flight 93 left a gaping hole in the Pennsylvania countryside on Sept. 11, 2001, Americans depended on human contact to...

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Sept. 8, 2011

Financial Times

20 Questions: Richard Chaifetz, CEO

In 1984, with $10,000 Dr. Richard Chaifetz set up ComPsych which provides employee assistance programmes, offering behavioral health, work-life, wellness and crisis intervention. The company has grown to...

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Sept. 8, 2011

HR Executive

Ten Years After the Unthinkable

Sunday will mark 10 years since two hijacked passenger jets tore into the Twin Towers of New York’s World Trade Center, laying waste to an enduring symbol of American prosperity and taking more than 2,700...

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Sept. 6, 2011

MSNBC.com

Wait for the Job Market to Recover? Some Workers Can’t

The theory has it that disgruntled employees across the nation will start sending out their resumes once the weak economy turns around. But some workers can’t wait that long. They feel...

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August 25, 2011

Employee Benefit News

Mind Over Matter Applies to Wellness Strategies, Survey Finds

A new report from EAP provider ComPsych suggests that employees’ emotional health likely will not support healthy lifestyle changes. Examining aggregate data from...

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August 22, 2011

SHRM Online

Poor Emotional Wellbeing Is Obstacle to Wellness Efforts

Many employees’ poor emotional health will not support healthy lifestyle changes, according to a wellness report by ComPsych Corp., a provider of employee assistance programs...

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August 16, 2011

Employee Benefits Canada 

Poor Mental Health Impedes Employees’ Wellness Efforts

Stress, anxiety, depression and poor social support may be hampering employees’ efforts to achieve wellness goals, says a recent report by employee assistance...

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August 16, 2011

Benefits Selling

Poor Emotional State Hurdle to Wellness

Many employees’ poor emotional state will most likely not help sustain healthy lifestyle modifications, reveals a new wellness report released by ComPsych Corporation. Stress, anxiety,...

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August 11, 2011

China News

As U.S. Stocks Fluctuate Wildly, Investors Trade Obsessively  

According to a Chinese news report, the U.S. stock market’s recent volatility has created a return to the era of short-term trading. Large-scale fluctuations in stock...

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August 11, 2011

Wall Street Journal

Buy, Sell, Fret:  Average Investors Swing Into Action

In a throwback to the day-trading era, the market’s stomach-churning gyrations are creating a new class of stock obsessives hanging on every dip and rebound. Average...

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August 11, 2011

FOX News – Your World With Neil Cavuto

Volatility in Financial Markets

NEIL CAVUTO, HOST:  All right, up triple digits one day, down triple digits the day before, up triple digits – it is crazy. Are the markets crazy?RICHARD CHAIFETZ, CEO,...

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August 11, 2011

USA Today

Rattled Investors Have No Safe Place To Wait Out Stock Storm

Investors got some relief Thursday after positive economic news sent the Dow Jones industrial average up more than 400 points. Still, the stock market’s recent turmoil, combined...

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July 22, 2011

HR Executive

High Costs of Caregiving

Caregiving costs nearly $3 trillion in lost income, according to a new study. Companies need to empower their employees to utilize their EAPs or community programs that can make caregiving a whole lot easier....

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July 17, 2011

Dow Jones MarketWatch

Gas Prices Changing Spending and Driving Behavior

When prices at the pump surge, we hit the brakes on driving and spending in general, according to a new poll released by ComPsych Corp.“Gas is a significant portion of most...

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July 12, 2011

National Underwriter

ComPsych:  Rising Gas Prices Cause Stress

Climbing fuel prices may create an opportunity to encourage workers to think about budgeting. ComPsych Corp., Chicago, an employee assistance program (EAP) company, has talked about...

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June 6, 2011

Workforce Management

Five Strategies to Keep Today’s Talent in Place

In today’s tenuous business climate, no company can afford a workforce that is disengaged, disgruntled or apathetic. Yet many organizations struggle with employee engagement. What was...

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May 26, 2011

Chicago Tribune

Fit for Work:  Job Performance Tied to Diet

Think getting healthy is only about losing weight and looking better? According to the ComPsych “Health & Productivity Index,” your health could be hindering opportunities for...

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May 23, 2011

Chicago Daily Herald

Don’t Ignore the Importance of Good Work-Life Balance

Juggling careers with relationships, kids, chores, home upkeep, caretaking and pastimes, more Americans are finding it difficult to achieve a satisfactory work-life balance....

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May 17, 2011

Miami Herald

How to Face Summer Frenzy, Find Balance

If plans aren’t nailed down yet, the question of “what is your child doing this summer” can throw a working parent into a tailspin. Summer now requires a whole new level of organizational...

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April 29, 2011

Forbes

Is It Mental To Take A Mental Health Day?

The American Psychological Association has found that three-fourths of Americans have experienced physical symptoms resulting from stress—from headaches to more severe chronic illnesses—and most people...

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April 15, 2011

Employee Benefit News

Employees and Employers List Overlapping Priorities, Challenges

ComPsych recently outlined employees’ main health priorities for 2011. According to ComPsych, employees said their top health priorities were weight loss (39...

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April 1, 2011

Business Insurance

Employer Champions Mental Health Services  

Chesapeake Energy Corp. wanted to make its employees aware of help for mental health issues they and their loved ones may face. So the natural gas drilling company launched a broad...

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March 31, 2011

Workforce Management

Attendance Policies Come Into Question After FMLA Ruling

Trying to be flexible when working with employees requesting leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act may put employers at risk for unscheduled absences and even lawsuits,...

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March 25, 2011

Business Insurance

The High Cost of Stress

Worker stress contributes from 60 to 80 percent of workplace accidents, said David Campbell, a senior VP for ComPsych Corp. in a keynote address to the DMEC Behavioral Wellness in the Workplace conference....

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March 25, 2011

Risk & Insurance

A Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Waste

Many emotional or behavioral illnesses can be found in the workplace, with the biggie being depression – a significant cause of disability for organizations. Add stress to that list. Although...

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March 1, 2011

DMEC @Work

Behavioral Wellness in the Workplace Conference Presents Robust Solutions

Sessions from DMEC’s Behavioral Wellness in the Workplace Conference display how far the state of the art has come in behavioral health. These programs can be...

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Feb. 16, 2011

Philadelphia Inquirer

Cold Comfort:  Science Justifies Winter Lethargy

It is February. You are at one with black bears and bats. Only they don’t feel guilty about vegging in the embryonic comfort of bed. Do not despair, you of sluggish metabolism,...

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Feb. 14, 2011

Financial Post 

Positive Psychology Can Boost Your Business

Business leaders who value positive psychology in the workplace during tough economic times may be in position to more effectively manage their organizations for better results.  A new...

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Feb. 7, 2011

Fortune

Stress Test

Workload has become the top cause of stress – ahead of people issues and job insecurity.  It’s a trend that is on the rise, according to ComPsych Corporation. In 2001, 27 percent of employees said their workload was the top...

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Feb. 2, 2011

SHRM Online

Employee Assistance Calls Seek Housing Aid

Housing problems have for the first time replaced child care as the No. 1 subject of employee-assistance calls, reports USA Today, citing a survey by ComPsych. Two-thirds of those seeking help from...

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Feb. 1, 2011

Employee Benefit News

EAPs and Wellness Programs Converge

Today, more and more benefits advisers and their clients are looking to an employee assistance program as a source of health and wellness benefits. That makes sense because of the behavioral health...

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Jan. 20, 2011

NPR Marketplace

Target Hires Counselors to Help Employees

Target aims to cut absenteeism and high staff turnover by helping workers with problems such as financial stress and poor health. For the past two years, a Target store in East Los Angeles has its...

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Jan. 10, 2011

Grocergram

Here’s to Your Health

Workplace wellness programs directly relate to a healthier bottom line. And a program that keeps healthy employees healthy also keeps employees working. At the peak of staff health and wellness plans are employee...

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Jan. 10, 2011

Huffington Post

What Boomers Don’t Want to Say to Their Aging Parents

The process of caring for aging parents who live far away threatens to cripple an already over-tasked boomer population. And boomers are stretched thinner than ever before....

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