Bristol News – Martin Foxwell
Jan. 25, 2018
Consulting Corner: Addressing Assignee Mental Health Through EAPs
Jean-Baptiste Gruet (JB), Senior Vice President of Global Business Solutions for Workplace Options speaks with Bristol News about implementation and utilization of employee assistance programs around the world, unique stresses of mobile employees, removing stigma, and more.”
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Rachel Feintzeig – Wall Street Journal
May 8, 2018
Feeling Burned Out at Work? Join the Club
Stress and anxiety are cited in 70% of the calls placed to phone-counseling lines at Workplace Options, a provider of employee-assistance programs; in 2014, 50% of callers complained of those feelings. Total calls to those counseling lines reached 42,500 last month, an 18% increase from 2016’s average.
Money Magazine – Martha C. White
May 25, 2016
The Art of Resolving Coworker Conflict
“Complaining privately to others about management or your colleagues can feel good at the time because you share your frustrations with others, but this behavior will not work towards resolving the cause of the conflict,” warned Lorene Lacy, global clinical manager with Workplace Options.
Dow Jones – Catey Hill
Mar 24, 2016
Why 44% of Workers Can’t Sleep at Night
Employee cases related to stress jump 28% over three years, according to data from employee wellness program provider Workplace Options, which looked at data from more than 100,000 employees, and has a vested interest in helping employees overcome this stress.
Leonie Barrie – Just Style
Jan. 21, 2016
Why Worker Engagement is Key to China Competitiveness
Could corporate social responsibility (CSR) be the secret weapon to countering s0me of the challenges currently facing apparel and textile producers in China? New initiatives and in-factory research suggests that not only is an engaged workforce likely to be more motivated and easier to retrain, but is more productive too – with benefits ultimately being seen on a company’s bottom line.
Dean Debnam – huffingtonpost.com
Jan. 7, 2016
Huge Rise in Global Employee Depression, Stress, and Anxiety Since 2012
Employee mental health is an issue that impacts the ultimate success of every business on the planet. If you’re a business leader and your employees’ emotional well-being wasn’t already on the top of your list of priorities for 2016, it needs to be.
Marianne Calnan – employeebenefits.co.uk
Dec. 18, 2015
EAP cases dealing with employee anxiety increase by 74%
The number of employee anxiety cases dealt with through employee assistance programmes (EAPs) increased by 74% between 2012 and 2014, according to data from Workplace Options.
Martha C. White – time.com
Feb. 12, 2016
8 Tips for Coping with an Angry Coworker
Although discussions of workplace violence in the wake of the Virginia shooting have centered around how employers can handle volatile employees, this isn’t just an issue for managers: The people who have to work side-by-side with short-tempered or confrontational workers also need tools to cope with these difficult colleagues.
June 1, 2015
Beware Of Low Activity, ’Tick Box’ EAPs
Businesses purchase Employee Assistance Programmes (EAPs) for many reasons and there are plenty of EAP providers in the market. On the surface, these providers can look similar in terms of their offering and it can be tempting to go for the lowest price. However, unless you just want to tick the EAP box, buying the cheapest EAP may not always provide your organisation with the best return on investment (ROI).
Oct. 11, 2014
When You Tell an Employee ‘Family Comes First,’ Do You Mean It?
It’s time to take a look at whether we — as business owners — are living up to our end of the bargain when we tell employees ‘Family Comes First.’
Jul 30, 2014
Workplace Conflict: Can We Talk About It?
Most of us see ourselves as the good guys in work conflict situations, and therein lies the problem. If you observed a pack of animals of the same species cooped up together in adjoining fresh-air-free cubicles from 9am to 5pm …
Jun 29, 2014
Are Irish Companies Setting Tech Trends?
With a growing interest in employee wellness from companies all around the world – especially here in Ireland, businesses are finding that if they can provide (and encourage employees to use) programmes that keep them healthy, in body and in mind, both the business and its employees win.
Sep 24, 2012
National Work-Life Week Emphasises Importance of Balance Amid Economy Worries
As the British economy continues to struggle and job security is at the forefront of worker’s minds, work-life balance is disappearing for many UK workers. In fact, eight out of ten Britons say they continue to worry about work problems outside of the office, up from 73% in 2004, according to the 29th annual edition of British Social Attitudes Report.
June 21, 2012
Workplace Options Introduces Carer’s Pack to Aid Employers
According to Carers UK, one in five carers will quit their job due to the pressure of trying to balance work with their caring responsibilities. In addition, approximately 625,000 carers suffer from poor mental and physical health as a result of the emotional and physical demands of caring.
Jan 26, 2012
Workplace Options takes EAP services direct to Ireland
Workplace Options, the world’s largest work-life employee benefits provider, announced plans to offer Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) services direct to organisations across Ireland, effective immediately. This new arrangement allows the company to provide a more diverse portfolio of employee effectiveness services – at a lower price.