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Why You Should Offer an Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

May 2017 marked the 68th anniversary for the observance of Mental Health Month, opening the discussion for why companies should consider offering an Employee Assistance Program (EAP). An EAP provides free and confidential assessments, counseling, referrals, and follow-up services to employees that experience personal and/or work-related problems. Each year, more than 40 million Americans experience mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, stress, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress, and substance abuse, and an EAP is an additional tool you can have in your toolbox to keep your employees healthy in both body and mind. EAPs also help businesses address organizational components that may be contributing to a negative work environment, so they're able to resolve and prevent those types of issues from occuring.

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9 Ways to Kick off the New Year with a Winning Wellness Program

As the new year approaches and consumers begin to jot down their New Year's resolutions, taking steps to lead a healthier life is always at the top of the list. As a business leader, you have the power to support your employees in their quest for better healthy by implementing some proven methods that promote healthier employees, which means lower health care costs, less absenteeism, and higher productivity. Sounds like a win-win, right?

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Why Nutritional Counseling Should be Part of your Corporate Wellness Mix

If you've taken the steps to implement a corporate wellness program at your business, you should pat yourself on the back! Way to go! By putting a wellness program in place, you are well on your way to trimming health care costs, increasing productivity and decreasing the absenteeism rate. But, have you weighed the importance of encouraging healthy eating for your employees?

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3 Ways to Encourage Wellness in the Workplace

When it comes to recruiting and retaining top-notch employees, a comprehensive and attractive benefits package is a key component. In this day and age of a competitive job market, corporate wellness plans are one way to increase the "wow factor" of your business in the eyes of potential recruits, particularly millennials (88% to be exact) who are interested in "work-life integration."

Being an employer comes with a laundry list of to-dos, compliance and employment laws to follow, and an administrative burden that can be overwhelming. But, don't let the idea of a daunting, massive expense discourage you from considering a corporate wellness plan for your current and future employees. Even if you don’t have the resources to start a comprehensive wellness program, there are low-cost, low-maintenance steps that you can take to encourage a healthy workplace.

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