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Coronavirus Anxiety – Coping with Stress, Fear, Worry – How EAPs Help

The Coronavirus pandemic, or COVID-19 has created truly stressful and anxiety inducing times for many employees! There’s worry for one’s own health and for loved ones, plus economic issues to contend with. Many companies have already had to furlough or downsize their teams. This means that people are dealing with the stress and anxiety of joblessness. Even if they’re still employed, they are likely dealing with strong emotions. They may be upset about their coworkers being let go, experiencing stress over their partners employment status, dealing with the new stresses of working from home, and worried that the company will need to downsize further and they’ll be next on the list. These fears and difficulties can deeply impact the mental health of employees, and it’s important to help your team cope with stress, fear and worry before it impacts their ability to work.

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Pros & Cons of Employee Assistance Programs

If you’ve ever had an EAP at your company, perhaps you’ve experienced some of the pros and cons of an employee assistance program. While these programs provide much needed mental health support that helps keep employees working, healthy and happy, there are also issues with the current structure of most EAPs. Read on to learn more about the pros & cons of Employee Assistance Programs.

Employee assistance program pros and cons

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Improve Morale Ideas – 5 Innovative Ways to Boost it

If you’ve ever run a business, you know how difficult it can be to find and keep good people. We’re talking about those people that make your business run and make it look easy. Those people are hard to find, and making sure they stay motivated and happy is even harder. Today, employee morale is more critical than ever, and smart business owners know that they should put forth the effort to improve employee morale.

Learn 5 basic ideas to improve employee morale, with several examples of each idea. 
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Massages for 24 Hour Facilities. What About the Night Shift?

An in office massage is easy to find if you want to reward your hard working team during the business day. Between the hours of 9-5, you can find a corporate massage company to come give some sweet chair massage for onsite stress relief without any headache. But what about night shift massages (24 hour massage)?

What if you’re a hospital with nurses working round the clock like those fighting COVID-19?

What do you do if you want to give some massages to the night shift workers at your manufacturing plant?

Or what if your weekend team is working hard and you want to reward them on Saturday?

Here are easy ways to make workplace massage work for your company, even if your employees work all hours of the day (or night!)

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Utah Employee Assistance Program

A Utah Employee Assistance Program (or EAP) is a workplace program that employees in the state of Utah can participate in voluntarily. These programs offer confidential resources and counseling for everything from stress, grief, and physiological disorders, to addiction and anger management for Utah residents. EAPs in Utah help address issues before they impact an employee’s ability to work effectively. EAPs in the state of Utah were created to assure that employees receive adequate care before issues arise impacting their job performance. 

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Employee Assistance Program Frequently Asked Questions

What Is An EAP?

An Employee Assistance Program or EAP is a workplace program that employees can participate in voluntarily. They typically offer confidential resources and counseling for everything from stress, grief, and physiological disorders, to addiction and even anger management. EAPs help address issues before they impact an employee’s ability to work productively. They are there to make sure employees receive care before issues impact their job performance. 

EAPs were initially created to help employees with alcohol and drug abuse issues in the late 1930s. Over time, they’ve developed to support employees experiencing a wide range of issues. In our ever-changing work environments, with COVID-19 introducing growing issues such as anxiety, relationship issues, traumatic events and other emergency response situations, effective programs needed to grow to address a wide range of topics. Employee assistance programs now even assist with financial and legal related issues.

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