The National Behavioral Consortium Industry Profile of External EAP Vendors
Date: January 22, 2014 Time: 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. EDT
Join us for an engaging one-hour webinar during which our presenters, Stan Granberry and Terry Cahill, will reveal the results of the National Behavioral Consortium's recent research project, funded by the Employee Assistance Research Foundation, that sought to identify and compare the characteristics and key metrics of external EAP providers, their client companies and their utilization patterns.
"But I think at this season, especially, we should take a moment to think beyond the business case and our own pockets. There is another reason to pay employees a living wage and provide for their healthcare. It's called humanity. How we treat people matters. No one should be paid too little to live on. No one should risk losing everything, living in misery or dying unnecessarily because of a lack of affordable medical treatment. It's the New Year, folks. Can we all make a resolution to be more fully human this year?"
Men who take time off from work to care for their children live longer than other men, sociologist Scott Coltrane writes in The Atlantic. According to a study in Sweden, fathers who took paternity leave in 1978 and 1979 had a 16% decreased death risk by 2001; those who took the longest leaves had the greatest benefits. The study says increased involvement in parenting may reduce some of the detrimental effects of traditional masculinity on men's health behaviors.
"New research by my colleagues and I (forthcoming in Human Resource Management) demonstrates a clear relationship between physical activity that is planned, structured, repetitive, and purposive -- to use Caspersen and colleagues' seminal definition of exercise -- and one's ability to manage the intersection between work and home."
"Burnout is not just when you need a vacation to recharge. It's when you feel overwhelming exhaustion, frustration, cynicism and a sense of ineffectiveness and failure. Initially it referred to those employed in the human services -- health care, social work, therapy and police work -- but has since expanded to all sorts of workers, said Christina Maslach, professor emerita of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley."
"The earnings of U.S. workers in their 60s and 70s are rising faster than earnings for people in their prime working years, according to a new study. Defying the stereotype that they're marking time, today's older workers are also just as productive as people in their prime working years."