Media Coverage - 2012

Dec. 19, 2012

Forbes

Workplace Stress is Curveball to Emotional Intelligence

One has to wonder if heightened workplace stress is impacting the state of worker emotional intelligence, as they tangle with an uncertain workplace and changing economy.In the latest...

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Dec. 14, 2012

U.S. News & World Report

The Holiday Hustle: How Stressed-Out Retail Workers Find Balance

From inconsistent hours to customers displaying anything but holiday spirit, working in the retail industry this time of year can be trying—both personally...

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Dec. 11, 2012

Chicago Tribune

ComPsych Adds 200 Jobs, Mostly in Chicago

ComPsych Corp., a provider of employee assistance programs, said Tuesday that it has added more than 200 new employees this year, the vast majority of whom are in Chicago. The Chicago-based...

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Dec. 1, 2012

HR Executive

Online Help for Depression

The percentage of employees from the United Kingdom who sought online help for depression over the past year was 9.5 percent, compared to 19 percent for U.S. and Canadian employees, according to ComPsych. ...

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Nov. 11, 2012

National Underwriter

Hurricane Sandy Crisis

The last time National Underwriter wrote an article about how employers should support disaster-struck workers was after Kartrina hit Louisiana and Mississippi. This time around, after the assault of hurricane...

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Oct. 29, 2012

Chicago Tribune

Workloads Fan Flames of Burnout

While the economy is flashing signs of a rebound, it’s a markedly different story for a growing number of workers, according to a survey released Monday.More workers than ever report feeling burned out...

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Oct. 24, 2012

USA Today

Burnout Up Among Employees 

The slow-to-recover economy is taking a new toll on workers across the U.S.: Not only are they stressed out from job uncertainties and stagnant pay, the stress has lasted so long that now they’re burned out...

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Oct. 21, 2012

Chicago Tribune

Food for Thought 

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 advancement at work. The study found...

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Oct. 16, 2012

Canadian HR Reporter

One-Fifth of Workers Seeking Online EAP Help Researching Depression 

One-fifth (19 per cent) of Canadian employees who sought online help from their employee assistance program (EAP) over the last 12 months were researching...

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Oct. 4, 2012

FOX News Small Business Center

Stress Tips for Small Businesses

More than two-third of employees claim high stress levels, and 29 percent are too stressed to be effective at work on five or more days per year, reports ComPsych Corporation, the world’s...

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Oct. 4, 2012

Insurance Business Review

Symetra Adds HealthChampion for Group Life and Disability Customers

Symetra Life Insurance has added ComPsych’s HealthChampion plan to its portfolio of value-add programs for group life and disability income (DI) insurance...

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Oct. 1, 2012

HR Executive

Stressed Out

According to the results of a compilation of employees’ health risk assessments from ComPsych wellness customers, 52 percent of employees experienced a major life change (move, death of a loved one, etc.) in the past year, and...

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Oct. 1, 2012

Employment Law Letter 

Workplace Trends 

What’s distracting your employees? “Personal relationship issues” and “coworkers who want to chat” top the list of employee distractions, according to a poll released in June. The poll from...

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Sept. 6, 2012

Wall Street Journal

Uptick in College Students Seeking Counseling, Financial Support 

For college students in general this fall, financial hassles are making the new school year transition much harder. Calls from college-age kids wanting advice...

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Sept. 1, 2012

Employee Benefit News

Taking Aim on Workplace Bullying 

Employers invest substantially in employee benefits to attract, retain and motivate a top-quality workforce. But the presence of even one bully in the workplace can undermine that investment...

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Sept. 1, 2012

Chicago Tribune

The Emerging Health and Wealth Paradigm

Some workplaces are blending traditional financial education with wellness programs in an effort to boost employee health and wealth in a single shot.“Since the financial crisis, we have more...

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Aug. 31, 2012

MSN Money

Stressed Out? You're Not Alone

More than two-third of employees claim high stress levels, and 29 percent are too stressed to be effective at work on five or more days per year, reports the annual StressPulse survey by ComPsych Corporation, the...

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Aug. 31, 2012

Employment Law Letter

Workplace Trends

What’s distracting your employees? “Personal relationship issues” and “coworkers who want to chat” top the list of employee distractions, according to a poll released in June. The Tell It Now poll from...

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Aug. 29, 2012

Wall Street Journal

Managing Mental Health at Work 

It’s not uncommon that some of a company’s brightest people, statistically, would have a mental-health issue, and it’s becoming problematic as an increasing number of adults seek treatment...

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Aug. 13, 2012

NBC/Life Goes Strong

Biggest Work Distraction: Not the Cell Phone

What’s the biggest work distraction? The answer: basically, your family. Asked about the biggest distraction at work, 22 percent said of respondents said “personal relationship...

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Aug. 3, 2012

Chicago Tribune

World Opens Up for Older Workers Abroad

Despite stubbornly long unemployment stints at home, older workers are seeing an uptick in their share of foreign assignments, new research shows, as they use the postings to segue into second...

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Aug. 2, 2012

Forbes

Stress at Work is Bunk for Business

A recent Wall Street Journal article was titled “Anxiety Can Bring out the Best; Researchers Prescribe Just Enough Stress to Ace Life’s Tests.” There are subtle differences between stress and anxiety, but...

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Aug. 1, 2012

BenefitsPro

Top Five Reasons to Use an EAP

Life can get pretty stressful, and the workplace isn’t necessarily a safe haven. Half of workplaces said they’ve experienced a crisis in the past year, according to a report by ComPsych Corporation, the...

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Aug. 1, 2012

Workforce

Employees Social Life, Not Social Media, Is Work's Biggest Distraction

A new ComPsych poll runs contrary to other surveys that indicate that tools such as Facebook distract employees during work hours. Employees are more distracted at work by...

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Aug. 1, 2012

Employee Benefits UK

Employees Plan Time Off for the Olympics

More than one-third (36 percent) of respondents to a poll by employee assistance programme (EAP) provider ComPsych were planning to take holiday to attend the London 2012 Olympic and...

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July 22, 2012

USA Today

Community Faces 'a Marathon' of Trauma Recovery

As authorities in Aurora notified families Saturday that their loved ones were killed in the midnight movie theater shooting, that pain will radiate to friends, neighbors, classmates, co-workers...

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July 19, 2012

HR Executive

‘Ambient’ Bullying in the Workplace

It’s one thing to be bullied by a coworker or a boss, but simply witnessing the behavior in the workplace can be enough to make a worker call it quits, according to a recent study of “ambient”...

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June 27, 2012

Workforce

Social Life, Not Social Media, Is Work’s Biggest Distraction

A new ComPsych poll runs contrary to other surveys that indicate that tools such as Facebook distract employees during work hours. Employees are more distracted at work by personal...

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June 18, 2012

Chicago Tribune

Growth & Change

A year ago, the Tribune launched its Executive Profile feature, aiming to capture the personalities of the city’s most dynamic leaders as well as the challenges they faced. In this special report, they’ve provided...

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June 15, 2012

Benefits Canada

Personal Relationships Top Employee Distraction

If your employees are distracted in the workplace, there’s a good chance it’s due to relationship problems at home, according to a study by ComPsych Corporation. The study asked...

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June 14, 2012

Fox News

Your Significant Other Could Hurt Your Career

If you find yourself unable to focus at work, it could be your significant other who is to blame. A new survey from Com-Psych finds one in 5 workers cite personal relationship problems as their...

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June 14, 2012

Employee Benefit News

Productivity Drainers

Whether it’s the chatterbox in the next cubicle or following friends’ relationship dramas on Facebook, employees have a wide range of distractions competing for their time and attention at work. Here are...

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June 11, 2012

Crain’s Chicago Business

Beer Pressure: How Nondrinkers Find Out They Are Often Abstaining From Business as Well

While the era of “Mad Men’s” three-martini lunch is long over, liquor still plays a role in many work events, from coworker happy...

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June 1, 2012

Employee Benefit News

Trial and Error

ComPsych offers a heath navigation service called HealthChampion with two components:  a registered nurse to help with medical questions and concerns and a benefits specialist to go over the details of an...

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May 15, 2012

Workforce

How Do We Convince Execs That a Global EAP Is Needed?

Because the causes of employee stress are fairly universal regardless of their geographic region, an employee assistance program is an easy benefit to globalize. To convince C-level execs to...

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May 14, 2012

Newstrack India

How Stress Affects Employees’ Jobs

Moderate to severe stress impacts almost half of all workers while they are on the job, a recent survey has revealed. And 66 percent of employees revealed that they find it difficult to focus on tasks at...

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May 3, 2012

The Guardian

America’s Long-Term Unemployed: ‘For Those Looking for Work, It’s Very Bleak’

As the U.S. continues to add jobs, albeit slowly, the long-term unemployed are being left behind.Richard Chaifetz, founder and chairman of ComPsych, the...

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May 3, 2012

Huffington Post

Moving From Wellness to Well-Being

To create healthy and productive workforces, organizations are starting to expand their benefits programs to focus on overall employee well-being. Employers are taking a more holistic approach to wellness...

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April 23, 2012

Workforce

Successful Wellness Programs Hinge on Emotional Well-Being

A report on wellness trends published by ComPsych Corp. shows that many employees are in such poor emotional health they are not likely to support or sustain healthy lifestyle changes....

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April 9, 2012

Forbes

The Impact of Stress on Productivity

Stress at work comes with a hefty price tag:  an estimated to cost American businesses $300 billion a year. That mounting anxiety is apparently feeding the popularity of employee assistance and work-life...

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April 6, 2012

CNN

Stress Affects Productivity

We all know the labor market’s taken a beating the last few years. And while the people who’ve managed to hold onto their jobs may have a measure of financial security, they’re suffering in other ways – mainly from...

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April 5, 2012

Fortune

Airline Employees Aren’t the Only Stressed Workers

When a pilot or flight attendant wigs out, it makes headlines. Where you work, the signs of stress are no doubt subtler, but they signal turbulence ahead.The news that Delta Airlines had yanked...

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April 1, 2012

Benefits Selling

Weight Top Wellness Concern

Weight still weighs heavily on the minds of Americans, a new poll finds. According to EAP provider ComPsych Corp., 43 percent of employees say weight loss is their top health concern this year, a 10 percent...

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March 30, 2012

The Guardian

The JetBlue Pilot’s Breakdown and the High Stress of “Safety Sensitive Positions”

There has never been a safer time to fly, according to the official statistics, but as the mid-air breakdown of a JetBlue pilot showed this week when...

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March 29, 2012

Fox News

Employees Reveal How Stress Affects Their Jobs

Nearly half of all workers suffer from moderate to severe stress while on the job, according to a recent survey. A recent survey of employees by ComPsych, a provider of employee assistance programs...

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March 19, 2012

Forbes

Ten Reasons the Human Capital Zeitgeist Is Emerging

Fully engaged, skilled employees are fast becoming a desperately needed commodity, even in a climate of high unemployment. A Human Capital Zeitgeist is emerging as companies big and small are...

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Jan. 4, 2012

Risk & Insurance

Mental Health Stigma Recedes

Workers struggling with mental-health issues make life more challenging for their colleagues and their employers. Skilled corporate risk managers, particularly at well-funded employers, have a tool to help:...

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