Media Coverage - 2015

Nov. 24, 2015

HR Executive

Building Stress Resistance

With the holiday season upon us, experts suggest mindfulness and “resiliency” training can help employees better manage the attendant stress. Fifty-six percent of employees say they are experiencing high levels...

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Nov. 3, 2015

Forbes

Why Too Much Management Stress Yields Too Little Productivity

People don’t do their best work anxious. Sure, a little stress is fine. But a steady diet of management-induced stress leads almost to a kind of productivity indigestion – with an...

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Oct. 12, 2015

Daily Oklahoman

FMLA Absences Rising, Analysis Shows

According to analysis released late last month, 10.7 percent of the U.S. workforce is on FMLA leave at any given time. Chicago-based ComPsych Corporation reports 63.6 percent of  FMLA leave is taken...

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Oct. 9, 2015

Workforce

FMLA Takes Up a Lot of Time, ComPsych Research Shows

You might not believe, but there’s a whole lotta leave. A recent analysis by ComPsych Corp. found that 10.7 percent of the U.S. workforce is on leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act at...

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Oct.  1, 2015

HR Morning

Wait … There Are How Many People on FMLA Leave?

A new analysis of how many U.S. workers are actually taking FMLA leave at any given time — and why they’re taking it — clearly illustrates why administering this type of leave has become...

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Sept. 30, 2015

WorldatWork Journal

Study: 10 Percent of U.S. Workforce on Medical or Family Leave

More than 10 percent of the U.S. workforce is out on family or medical leave on any given day, research from ComPsych shows, and many companies are worried about the...

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Sept. 22, 2015

Inside Philanthropy

How This Foundation Helps First-Generation Students Stay on Track

We’ve written in the past about the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation’s Dell Scholars program, a scholarship program that provides financial and other support to...

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Sept. 4, 2015

Inside Higher Ed

Call for Help

Jennifer Reyes had reached the breaking point. Earlier in her time at the University of California, Reyes felt she could no longer cope with the demands of university life. “I had to send money home,” said Reyes. “I...

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Aug. 30, 2015

Chicago Tribune

When It Comes to Layoffs, Don’t Drag It Out

Layoffs are never pleasant, but do mass staff reductions deal a particularly painful blow to employee morale? To the contrary, says Richard Chaifetz, ripping off the Band-Aid is kinder to...

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Aug. 27, 2015

Employee Benefit News

Fourteen Ways to Avoid Benefits Burnout

As open enrollment approaches, benefits professionals are feverishly working to ensure everything runs smoothly. These tips from industry experts will help benefits pros keep their stress...

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Aug. 6, 2015

Associated Press

Jindal Privatizes Family Leave Programs for Nine State Agencies

Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration is privatizing management of some state worker benefits, hiring a Chicago-based company to oversee family and medical leave programs across...

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June 7, 2015

Business Insurance

Employers Turn to Resilience-Building Programs to Cut Worker Stress

As increased worker stress hits the financial health of employers, more companies are turning to proactive stress-management programs to curtail the problem. Known as...

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May 28, 2015

Workforce

EAP Special Report

Employers are increasingly using employee assistance programs to help employees receive assistance for personal problems that might affect overall job performance. Oftentimes, stress, physical and emotional health, alcoholism,...

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May 2, 2015

Daily Oklahoman

Are Workplaces to Blame for Our Bulging Waistlines?

The EEOC this month ruled employers, who are facing skyrocketing health insurance and medical costs, can levy penalties of up to 30 percent of the total contributions for employee-only...

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April 28, 2015

US News Net

Employers Dangle Carrots, Swing Sticks In Workplace Wellness Programs

When it comes to wellness programs, Chicago-based ComPsych, the largest worldwide provider of employee assistance and wellness services, recommends employers dangle carrots...

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March 18, 2015

Kiplinger

Why Older Workers Can Be a Better Choice

Younger workers may have lots of energy and a technological edge over 50-something job seekers, but they’ve still got a lot to learn in the ways of doing business. Older workers have had more opportunity...

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March 9, 2015

HR Executive

Out of the Darkness

As senior manager of benefits and wellness at Zappos in Las Vegas, Bhawna Provenzano wondered if depression trends would apply to the rather young 1,500 employees at the online retailer, whose average age was 34. Provenzano,...

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Feb. 23, 2015

HR & Talent Management

Why Your Employees Won’t Keep Their New Year’s Resolutions (Hint:  It’s Your Fault)

Out with the old; in with the new. A new year brings with it a clean slate, and for many people, the promise of change. Some of the most...

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Feb. 12, 2015

WorldatWork

Workplace ‘Desk Potato’ Environment Hindering New Year’s Resolutions

Well into February, this is the month when many New Year’s resolutions tend to fade. Fewer people are going to the gym and eating healthy foods, giving way to heavy...

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