Media Coverage - 2013

Dec. 12, 2013

USA Today

Preventing Gun Violence Means Broad Effort, Report Says

Psychologists say stemming gun violence will take a broad effort, focusing on behavioral threat assessment for individuals and helping families with troubled kids in the community, among...

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Dec. 9, 2013

HR Executive

Healthy Mind, Healthy Body

Recognizing the pervasiveness of mental-health issues, employers are taking a more holistic approach to wellness. Employer-sponsored mental-health initiatives today recognize that mental and physical health go...

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Nov. 25, 2013

BBC

Beat Holiday Work Stress Before It Starts

Feeling stressed out at work? Having trouble concentrating? You’re not alone. Sixty-two percent of North American employees report high levels of stress with extreme fatigue and feeling out of control,...

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Nov. 25, 2013

Employee Benefit News

Wellness Winners Inspire Better Health for the Holidays

With the holidays just around the corner, this is a great time to emphasize healthy eating and exercise messages in your wellness communications. Employee assistance and wellness...

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Nov. 21, 2013

Yahoo! Sports Radio

Retaining Superstars

We talked with Dr. Richard Chaifetz, ComPsych founder, the world’s largest supplier of employee assistance programs. He’s a major booster of Saint Louis University, his alma mater. When asked how coaches and...

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Nov. 20, 2013

Yahoo! Sports Radio

Workplace Bullying, NFL Style

The Richie Incognito situation is a prime example of failure of leadership, and though NFL locker rooms are much different than standard workplaces, that shouldn’t excuse the most indisputable part of...

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Nov. 15, 2013

Weekly Sports Dollar

Retaining Superstars

The central discussion in college sports continues to surround the price college basketball programs pay for allowing highly recruited scholarship players to leave after their freshman year for the lucrative lights...

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Oct. 28, 2013

Phoenix Business Journal

Workplace Stress Just a Matter of Degrees 

So you’re stressed out at the office? You’re not alone. It turns out 62 percent of employees report having high levels of stress, extreme fatigue and feeling out of control, according...

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Oct. 23, 2013

Forbes

Well-Being Jettisons to Critical Performance Metric in Workplace

The well-being of the workforce might be the metric of salvation in an era of overworked employees and disengaged talent looking to jump ship. This positive news, however, is...

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Oct. 10, 2013

Bloomberg Sports Minute

NFL’s Impact on Employee Stress

Does the NFL stress out its fans? ComPsych Corp., the world’s largest provider of employee assistance programs, founded by Dr. Richard A. Chaifetz, recently attempted to find out. Last month,...

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Oct. 8, 2013

Yahoo! Sports Radio

NFL Fan Stress

HOST, RICK HORROW:  Does the NFL stress out its fans? ComPsych Corp., the world’s largest provider of employee assistance programs, founded by Richard Chaifetz, attempted to find out. Rich, tell us a little about the...

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Oct. 7, 2013

Huffington Post

Is the Antidote to Burnout Actually Harder Work?

We face a problem of abundance – too much information, too much to do and too many growing demands on our finite time. Much of the technology that promised to make our lives easier is...

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Oct. 4, 2013

Bloomberg Sports

October: Official Sports Superstition Awareness Month?

Does the NFL stress out its fans? ComPsych Corporation, the world’s largest provider of employee assistance programs, founded by Dr. Richard A. Chaifetz, recently attempted to find...

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Oct. 4, 2013

Workforce

Is Work Making Workers Sick?

Employers are turning to preventive wellness initiatives to fight employees’ health problems, as the effects can harm workplace productivity and increase health care costs for the organization.Health problems such...

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Oct. 3, 2013

Employee Benefit News

Online Tools Widen Access to EAP Services

In today’s transparent and wellness friendly world, employers are getting better at shedding the stigmas associated with seeking mental health resources. Now more than ever, EAP providers...

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Oct. 1, 2013

HR Executive

Top 10 Employee Health Problems

According to ComPsych, employee assistance and wellness provider, the current top 10 employee health issues are:1. High blood pressure2. Allergies3. High cholesterol4. Back pain5. Gastrointestinal disease6....

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Sept. 30, 2013

HR Executive

Today’s the Exchange-Notice Deadline

The Affordable Care Act’s Oct. 1, 2013, deadline for employers to post and distribute public-healthcare-exchange notices is upon us. There is much confusion in what’s coming in 2015 and what...

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Sept. 27, 2013

National Underwriter

Exchange Players Prepare for the Big Show

As House Republicans work to kill the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) by cutting off funding, public exchange builders are continuing to assume they have to raise the...

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Sept. 27, 2013

National Law Review

FMLA Absences on the Rise; Employers Should Consider Improved Controls

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) absences are on the rise, and some sectors – call centers, hotels, government entities, manufacturers and health care...

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Sept. 23, 2013

Crain's Chicago Business

The $12 Million Saint Louis University Almost Missed

Six years ago, ComPsych Corp. CEO Dr. Richard Chaifetz donated $12 million to Saint Louis University. But the story to get to that donation began in the 1970s, during his...

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Sept. 1, 2013

Thompson Family and Medical Leave Handbook

FMLA Absences on the Rise; Some Industries Hit Harder Than Others

While leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act can be troublesome for any employer, it is particularly disruptive for manufacturers, call...

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August 14, 2013

Yahoo! Sports Radio

The Power of ComPsych

Dr. Richard A. Chaifetz, Chairman and CEO of ComPsych, is interviewed by Rick Horrow of Yahoo! Sports on the topics of EAPs in the NFL, youth sports and more. To hear the audio, click here....

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August 13, 2013

HR Executive

DOMA Decision Could Impact FMLA

Since the U.S. Supreme Court decided to send the power to define marriage back to the states, employers and their HR leaders could soon have their hands full either trying to equalize FMLA benefits, or else...

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August 7, 2013

Cleveland Plain Dealer

Family Leave Law at 20:  Employed 100+ Million Times and Still Popular

The Family and Medical Leave Act, which celebrated its 20th anniversary this week, has been used 100 million times, according to the organization that...

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August 1, 2013

National Underwriter

Top 10 Employee Health Problems: U.S. is World’s Most Anxious Country

A new study by ComPsych reveals how daily lifestyle choices affect employees' overall health and how these choices contribute to the top 10 health problems...

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July 29, 2013

Employee Benefit News

Four Trends for the Workplace of the Future

Many of us live in a state of constant connectivity, which could be a contributing factor to workers’ anxiety. The Hartford’s data shows behavioral health, such as anxiety, is one of...

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July 22, 2013

Risk & Insurance

The Mental Health Piece

An underlying culprit of poor health management is the lack of a coordinated strategy to meeting the patient's health needs through a whole-health approach that includes mental health solutions. Data continues...

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July 9, 2013

HR Executive

Taking Wellness to the Next Level

According to a recent Mayo Clinic study, people who use wellness centers are likely to experience an increase in their physical quality-of-life scores but not mental quality-of-life scores. The researchers...

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June 28, 2013

FOX Sports/MSN

Recruiting and Retaining High Performers

Rick Horrow recaps pointers from Dr. Richard A. Chaifetz on how to choose and cultivate the best performers, whether employees or professional athletes. To watch the video click...

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June 28, 2013

Bloomberg Bsport

Integration of Rookies Into the NFL

Dr. Richard A. Chaifetz is interviewed on the assimilation of rookies into professional sports, their learning of accountability and training for prime-time performance. To read the full article click...

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June 27, 2013

Inc.

It’s True: You Are What You Eat

For business leaders, eating isn't just about satisfying hunger. So say the growing ranks of nutrition experts who specialize in fine-tuning the metabolic performance of businesspeople. "You’re like an athlete in...

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June 26, 2013

Sportfolio

The Challenge of Transitioning to the NFL

Dr. Richard A. Chaifetz is interviewed about the emotional and personal difficulties of high-performance athletes transitioning to the NFL. To watch the video click...

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June 25, 2013

Crain's Chicago Business

ComPsych Expands at NBC Tower Offices Amid Hiring Push

ComPsych Corp., which provides employee assistance programs, is expanding by 20 percent at its headquarters at NBC Tower in Streeterville to make space for a hiring...

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June 6, 2013

Employee Benefit News

FMLA Absences on the Rise, and Some Industries Harder Hit Than Other

ComPsych reports that FMLA absences are on the rise, and that some industries – hospitality, call centers and government entities among them – are hit...

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June 6, 2013

WorldatWork

FMLA Absences Continue to Rise Across Industries

FMLA absences are on the rise, and some sectors — call centers, hotels, government entities, manufacturers and health-care organizations — far surpass others in terms of absenteeism...

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June 5, 2013

Workforce Management

Fielding All Calls

The American Association of Suicidology's latest data show more men committed suicide than women. Yet when it comes to calls fielded by employee assistance providers, women make up a substantially higher percentage...

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June 2, 2013

Business Insurance

EAPs Should Be Measured by Achievement of Objectives

Midsize employers seeking to gauge the effectiveness of their employee assistance programs should focus on whether the EAP is achieving the objectives set when it was implemented. If...

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June 1, 2013

Benefits Selling

Survey Reveals Demographic Differences in EAPs

Based on demographics, employee assistance programs can vary by use, according to a new ComPsych Corp. survey that looks at gender, age and industry differences across millions of EAP and...

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May 22, 2013

Yahoo! Sports Radio

Dr. Richard Chaifetz Gives back to Saint Louis University

In this interview with Rick Horrow, Dr. Richard A. Chaifetz talks about giving back to Saint Louis University, his alma mater, and other issues of the day. To listen to the...

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May 7, 2013

Employee Benefit News

Who Calls EAP Resource Lines for Assistance and Why

Employees seek advice from EAP/work-life resource hot lines for myriad reasons ranging from professional and financial concerns to help with mental health issues and substance abuse...

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April 25, 2013

Forbes

Work Stress Directly Linked to Heart Disease, Again

Stressful situations at work are once again linked to cardiovascular disease. German researchers tracked biological markers in the blood associated with stress, revealing an escalated...

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April 25, 2013

Fox Sports

Inside the Psychology of the NFL Draft

Top draft picks are human beings who happen to be possessing a really good skill set, says Dr. Richard A. Chaifetz, founder, chairman and CEO of ComPsych. Expectations that we have for them is that they...

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April 25, 2013

Bloomberg Sports

2013 NFL Draft

For college standouts, being chosen in the first round of the NFL Draft is often the proudest moment in their lives—but it also ushers in a major transition in their personal and professional lives, one that can be...

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March 1, 2013

Worth

Stress Continues to Damage Your Employees

In a survey of U.S. employees, ComPsych – a Chicago-based provider of employee assistance programs – found that only 5 percent of workers feel low levels of stress. Sixty-three percent report high levels...

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Feb. 28, 2013

Ottawa Citizen

Workplace Meltdown

Winston says 20 per cent of employees usually occupy 80 per cent of a supervisor’s time. And some managers are tiring of it.Organizations are addressing employees’ personal problems more than ever before, Winston...

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Feb. 28, 2013

Workforce

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Getting Workers the Help They Need

"It makes sense to come together as a group and talk about people’s experiences and have a counselor normalize those feelings," Pawlowski says. Incidents where employers have...

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Feb. 21, 2013

HR Executive

Troubling Signs for Poor Workers

Indeed, for all people thrust into new income levels and for those who have never been able to climb out of their paycheck-to-paycheck lives, there are ways employers can help them better manage.For one, says...

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Feb. 18, 2013

USA Today (from the Snapshots Gallery)

Employees’ Top Health Concerns

According to a ComPsych Corp. survey, 39 percent of employees said "weight loss" is their top health concern, 26 percent said "stress," 17 percent said "exercise," 6 percent said...

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Jan. 24, 2013

Employee Benefit News

Top New Year's Resolutions for Improving Health

5. Quitting smoking -- Smoking cessation programs have helped a large number of workers kick the habit, which may explain why this is last on the list with only 6 percent of workers...

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Jan. 17, 2013

Forbes

Rising Awareness of Employee Stress Concerns

It’s not surprising that weight loss has grabbed the top spot of concern for employees in 2013, but right behind it is stress. And it turns out stress is more on workers’ radar, year over year. In...

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Jan. 15, 2013

BenefitsPro

Employees Most Concerned About Weight Loss

ComPsych's wellness program, HealthyGuidance, focuses on improving employee behavior and lifestyle issues before they become major health risks. HealthyGuidance achieves this through health risk...

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Jan. 15, 2013

Benefits Canada

Employees Concerned About Their Weight

A recent poll indicates that weight loss tops the list of employees’ health concerns. According to the survey from EAP provider ComPsych, 39 per cent of polled employees listed losing weight as...

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Jan. 15, 2013

HR Executive

A Healthy Discussion

Will a recent and widely reported meta-analysis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention undermine workplace-based weight-loss programs? The study found that all adults categorized as overweight, and most of...

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Jan. 7, 2013

Employee Benefits (UK)

Buyer's Guide to Employee Assistance Programmes

Employee assistance programmes (EAPs) are a great way for employers to support staff, particularly during an economic downturn. They provide independent and anonymous telephone,...

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Jan. 4, 2013

Employment Law Letter

Workplace Trends

Just being present – not engaged – at work a growing priority. The number of employees who see “being present” at work as their top priority has risen to 22 percent, according to the recent StressPulse...

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Jan. 1, 2013

Employee Benefit News

Crisis Management

Whether it’s a shooting in the workplace, a toxic chemical spill, industrial accident or natural disaster, the majority of employers are woefully unprepared to deal with a workplace crisis, say crisis management...

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