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Apr 24, 2019
ComPsych Launches 15th Annual Health at Work Award Call for Entries

CHICAGO – April 24, 2019, National award to recognize employer innovation in promoting workforce wellness.

Dec 17, 2018
The Benefits (and Risks) of the Mental-Health Day

CHICAGO – Dec. 17, 2018 – More people are experiencing mental-health problems at work...

Dec 10, 2018
Almost 60 Percent of Employees Feel Isolated at Work, According to ComPsych Survey

CHICAGO – Dec. 10, 2018 – Some 57 percent of employees say they feel isolated at work, according to a Tell It NowSM survey released by ComPsych® Corporation today.

Dec 3, 2018
How to Alleviate Stress and Ask for Help, Without Appearing Weak

CHICAGO – Dec. 3, 2018 – A recent survey by ComPsych found that the top five causes of stress are...

Aug 21, 2018
More than Half of U.S. Employees Say Technology Makes Them Feel Isolated

CHICAGO – Aug. 21, 2018 some 57 percent say phones, social media keep people from being present and having live interactions.


May 14, 2018
Crisis Counseling Related to Shootings Increased 300 Percent from 2015 to 2017, According to ComPsych Report

CHICAGO – May 14, 2018 – ComPsych® Corporation today released a three-year report detailing crisis counseling requests from its more than 45,000 customers.

Apr 16, 2018
ComPsych Launches 14th Annual Health at Work Award Call for Entries

CHICAGO – April 16, 2018 – ComPsych® Corporation announced today the call for entries for the 14th annual Health at Work AwardSM, honoring organizations who have demonstrated commitment to promoting health and wellness for their employees.

Jan 16, 2018
Three Out of Five Employees Lack Time or Motivation to Stick to New Year’s Health Resolutions, According to ComPsych Survey

CHICAGO – Jan. 16, 2018 – Some 64 percent of employees – three out of five – say they lack the time or motivation to persist with their New Year’s resolutions, according to Tell It NowSM survey results released from ComPsych today. Another 15 percent say invitations to dinner and drinks are a major obstacle to reaching health goals in the new year. 

Oct 30, 2017
Three out of Five Employees Are Highly Stressed, According to ComPsych Survey

Almost 60 percent of employees report high stress levels; 31 percent of employees say “people issues” are the top cause of stress.

Sep 18, 2017
ComPsych® Corp. Announces 2017 Health at WorkSM Award Winners: Froedtert Health; Latham & Watkins; Fulton County, Ohio and Alexandria Renew Enterprises

CHICAGO – Sept. 18, 2017 – ComPsych announced today the Gold winners of its 13th-annual Health at Work Award...

Aug 7, 2017
Wellness Report 2017: High Rate of Employees Are Taking Medication for Chronic Conditions; Almost One-Third Have Experienced a Recent Major Life Change, According to ComPsych

CHICAGO – Aug. 7, 2017 – ComPsych today released its yearly aggregate report of health assessments across its book of business...

Apr 4, 2017
ComPsych Launches 13th Annual Health at Work Award Call for Entries

National award to recognize employer innovation in promoting workforce wellness...

Mar 20, 2017
Digital Distraction at Work: Almost 20 Percent of Workers Check Social Media More than 10 Times During Workday, According to ComPsych

Training related to 'digital mindfulness' can help bring more focus and fulfillment to the workplace...

Oct 31, 2016
ComPsych® Report Reveals Generational Differences in Employee Stressors

-- Millennials have highest rate of anxiety; GenXers have most relationship issues

Sep 26, 2016
ComPsych® Corp. Announces 2016 Health at WorkSM Award Winners: City of Houston, Battelle, Sunrise Medical and alligatortek

CHICAGO – Sept. 26, 2016 – ComPsych announced today the Gold winners of its 12th-annual Health at Work Award:  City of Houston,...

Aug 9, 2016
Health Coaching Tops Employees’ Wish List for Achieving Wellness Goals -- Employees choose personal health coach over fitness technology 3:1

CHICAGO – Aug. 9, 2016 – More than one-third of employees list personal health coaching as their top...

Jun 29, 2016
New ComPsych Report Shows Industries With Most FMLA Leave -- Health care tops the list, with almost 40 percent of employees having an open FMLA leave at any time

CHICAGO – June 29, 2016 –Health care tops the list, with almost 40 percent of employees having an open FMLA leave at any time  

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Latest Media Coverage

Aug 13, 2019
SHRM Online

DOL’s Proposed Changes to FMLA Forms Get Mixed Reviews The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is suggesting changes to the forms employers commonly use to administer the FMLA.

Aug 5, 2019
Wall Street Journal

Employers Expand Stress Management Programs Q. Thank you for your column, “The Most Anxious Generation Goes to Work.” Are employers expanding stress-management programs and, if so, in what areas...

Jul 2, 2019
Employee Benefit News

Inside PNC’s Mental Health Benefits When 11 people were killed in a mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh last year, family and friends of PNC employees lost their lives...

Jun 21, 2019
Crain’s Chicago Business

Mental Health and the C-suite: Who's at Risk? Experts who work with C-suite executives on life struggles and mental-health issues say that they're a bit different from mere mortals...

Apr 8, 2019
Huffington Post

This Manager Won't Hire You Unless You Write a Thank You Email In a recent article, Jessica Liebman, the executive managing editor of Insider Inc., wrote she has hired hundreds of people over the past 10 years abiding by one rule...

Mar 13, 2019

ADA Leave: The Six Things You Need to Be Doing Last year, like every year since the introduction of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the EEOC conducted a record number of ADA-related lawsuits...

Feb 24, 2019

Millennials at Work: How to Avoid Burnout in the Workplace Millennials at work and many others all have an idea of what work burnout is but what are the tell-tale signs you or someone else is experiencing it...

Jan 24, 2019
HR Dive

Firing One Month After FMLA Leave Wasn't Retaliatory In general, terminating an employee during his or her medical leave or shortly thereafter is highly risky...

Jan 13, 2019
HR Magazine

Do Your Employees Have the Flu? Follow These Paid-Sick-Leave Laws It’s flu season, and if your employees haven’t started calling in sick yet—either due to their own illness or to take care of a family member—they will soon...

Jan 13, 2019
Arkansas Business Journal

Garver Wellness Program Cuts Health Costs Executives at Garver say its wellness program, recently praised by the Centers for Disease Control, helps the North Little Rock engineering firm save on health care costs and is a boon to the retention, recruitment and productivity of its employees...

Jan 6, 2019
Daily Herald

New Year's Resolution for Illinois Employers: Hire More People with Disabilities Michelle, who became paralyzed from chest to toes due to a car crash in 2002, recently earned bachelor’s and master's degrees from Roosevelt University...

Jan 2, 2019
Chicago Tribune

As Baby Boomers Age, ‘We Are in for a Death Boom.’ Grief Expert Urges Support for Mourning Workers. Grief after the death of a loved one inevitably follows people to work, where employers and coworkers often are unprepared to handle the immediate sorrow or the surges of pain that ambush mourners at milestones like birthdays and holidays...

Jul 9, 2018

You Are Way Too Busy; It's Hampering Your Ability to Think and Be Productive When we are asked to “do more with less,” the reality of the situation is we try to cram more into an already overburdened calendar.

Jun 22, 2018
HR Morning

Eight Things Your Managers Need to Know about the FMLA At the annual SHRM conference, Matt Morris, VP of FMLASource at ComPsych, shared eight things you should tell your managers about handling FMLA requests.

May 11, 2018
HR Executive

Drug Data Suggests Shifting Landscape  Cocaine and amphetamine positivity surged in some areas of the country, and marijuana positivity climbed noticeably in states with new recreational-use statutes.

Mar 14, 2018
HR Magazine

Honest Belief of FMLA Abuse Is Enough to Fire Someone Abuse of intermittent Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) time off is frustratingly common, but employers need not tolerate it.

Mar 4, 2018
Investor’s Business Daily

Richard Chaifetz’s ComPsych Provides Well-Being to World’s Workers CEO Richard Chaifetz combines mental health expertise and business acumen to drive ComPsych’s success. Today, ComPsych is the world’s largest provider of customized programs for improving the lives of workers, ranging from overall wellness and work-life balance to meeting their needs for expert legal and financial help.

Mar 1, 2018

Social Impact Awards Celebrate Chicago Mental Health Advocates The Chicago School of Professional Psychology held its Social Impact Leaders Awards luncheon March 29 honoring Chicago-area mental health advocates who make an impact in the areas of mental health, psychology and behavioral health. 

Mar 1, 2018
Harvard Business Review

To Reduce Burnout on Your Team, Give People a Sense of Control The American Institute of Stress (AIS) reveals that 80 percent of us feel stress on the job and almost half say they need help in managing that stress.

Feb 13, 2018
HR Magazine

The Flu:  Coordinate Compliance Among FMLA, ADA, Paid-Leave Laws The flu ordinarily isn’t covered by the FMLA, which provides 12 weeks of unpaid leave to individuals with serious health conditions or who are caring for a child, spouse or parent with such conditions.

Jan 23, 2018
Plan Sponsor

Lack of Time and Motivation Cited for Not Following Health Resolutions Some respondents to a ComPsych survey indicated friends and family are bad influences.

Jan 22, 2018
ADP Spark

Addressing the Implications of Opioid Addiction in the Workplace A tight labor market is becoming even tighter because of a startling issue: opioid addiction.

Nov 9, 2017

Employees Use InDays to Improve the World Around Them A monthly InDay theme pushes LinkedIn employees to benefit the community or themselves through volunteering and other efforts.

Nov 3, 2017
World at Work

Stressed at Work Some 59 percent of employees report being in the high-stress category, with workload and people issues being the top work stressors.

Aug 28, 2017
Employee Benefit News

Companies Communicate Benefits, Resources to Hurricane Harvey Victims As Hurricane Harvey brings historic flooding to Texas, employers have a very important role: to communicate benefits and other assistance to affected employees.

Jun 20, 2017
HR Daily Advisor

Five Steps to Help Employers Stay Compliant with the ADA To help ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), there are five steps employers can take, according to Matt Morris, VP of FMLASource at ComPsych Corporation...

May 30, 2017
Society for HR Management

2017 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition Quotables Almost 200 HR, employment and legal experts will offer presentations on a wide range of topics at the 2017 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition...

May 16, 2017
HR Executive

Troubles with FMLA  Although it’s been nearly 25 years since the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 took effect, employers – and courts – continue to struggle with the law...

May 16, 2017
Corporate Wellness Magazine

The Effects of Workplace Stress on Your Health- and What to Do About It? What’s making employees so stressed? There can be very specific triggers for the kind of stress experienced at the office...

Apr 18, 2017

It's Financial Literacy Month: Increase Your Team's Grasp of Dollars and Sense Issues Some 30 million Americans struggle with financial stress, according to the Personal Finance Employee Education Foundation. There's also the possibility that many of them, including your own employees, bring that stress into the work environment, making financial stress your problem, too...

Apr 14, 2017
HR Daily Advisor

Studies Show Coaching Makes a Difference in Wellness Programs Many wellness programs now incorporate technology to appeal to tech-savvy employees, but the human element is still a critical component in the success of wellness programs, according to recent studies...

Apr 13, 2017
U.S. News & World Report

Workplace Perks Your Wallet Will Love A recent survey found 91 percent of job seekers would accept a new opportunity if better benefits were offered...

Mar 29, 2017
Cleveland Plain Dealer

Majority of Employees Use Social Media, Even to the Point of 'Digital Distraction' Nearly 90 percent of employees say they check social media at work. Some admit to doing so excessively, according to a national survey by Chicago-based ComPsych, a major provider of employee assistance programs...

Mar 27, 2017
HR Executive

A Call for Digital Mindfulness Is social media negatively affecting our lives? I guess ComPsych would say so – gone unchecked, that is.

Mar 23, 2017
Chicago Splash

Holocaust Museum & Education Center's Humanitarian Awards Dinner The Chicago Children’s Choir performed for guests – including dignitaries from 18 different countries – at the Hyatt Regency Chicago on March 8 for the Holocaust Museum & Education Center’s Humanitarian Awards Dinner...

Mar 21, 2017
Claims Journal

Urge to Check Social Media Adds to Distraction at Work “Social media can be a significant distraction both at work and during personal time,” said Dr. Richard A. Chaifetz, founder, chairman and CEO of ComPsych"...

Mar 9, 2017
HR Executive

When Grief Hits Home at Work HR Executive managing editor Kris Frasch tells the story of losing her husband in hopes it might shed light on what HR and managers can do when one of their own suffers significant loss and struggles to work through it...

Mar 8, 2017

Illinois Holocaust Museum Hosts Humanitarian Awards Dinner The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center hosted its humanitarian awards dinner March 8.

Mar 6, 2017

Reebok, Other Employers Step Up Their Game With Fitness Perks Nike, Reebok International Ltd., and other U.S. sports apparel giants are helping employees get in shape with a slew of fitness-related perks...

Mar 2, 2017
Chicago Tribune

Laura Bush to speak at Illinois Holocaust Museum Humanitarian Awards Dinner Former First Lady Laura Bush will be the keynote speaker March 8 at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center's annual 2017 Humanitarian Awards Dinner...

Feb 2, 2017
Small Biz Daily

Creating an Employee Improvement Plan When employees fail to meet performance expectations, managers tend to believe the employee is at fault..

Jan 20, 2017
Crain's Chicago Business

Illinois Holocaust Museum Bets on Rock n' Roll In July, the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center will open “Bill Graham & the Rock & Roll Revolution.”...

Jan 12, 2017
Talent Management

Stress Goes Down When Your Employees Don't Bottle It Up Every employer has their own idea of a dream team, but most will agree it would consist of employees who are passionate about their careers...

Jan 8, 2017
Retail Minded

Ways to Boost Employee Engagement Keeping your employees engaged is important because it allows your business to achieve positive outcomes...

Nov 17, 2016
Wealth Management

What's Stressing You? Millennials report the highest rates of anxiety and depression out of any generation, according to the 2016 ComPsych StressPulse Report, with many Millennials identifying student loan debt and starting their first...

Nov 7, 2016
Cleveland Plain Dealer

Workplace Stress Undermining Productivity: ComPsych Survey Stress at work is rampant, potentially undermining such things as productivity, according to a national survey. Overall, 60 percent of employees said they had experienced high...

Nov 3, 2016

Stress Across the Ages Millennials report the highest rates of anxiety and depression out of any generation, according to the 2016 ComPsych StressPulse Report, with many Millennials identifying student loan debt and starting their first job as...

Nov 1, 2016
Harvard Business Review

Four Steps to Beating Burnout Heavy workloads and deadline pressures are a fact of managerial life. Who doesn’t feel overwhelmed or stretched thin sometimes? But when relentless work stress pushes you into the debilitating state...