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Supervisor Support is Critical to Employee Well-being and Workforce Readiness

Nearly half of American workers are concerned about the changing nature of work, and although most report that they have the skills they need to perform their current job well, those without supervisor support for career development are more likely to distrust their employer and plan on leaving within the next year, according to a…

Employers Focus on Health Care Delivery Methods as Projected Health Care Benefit Costs Rise

The Large Employers’ 2018 Health Care Strategy and Plan Design Survey found employers project the total cost of providing medical and pharmacy benefits to rise 5 percent for the fifth consecutive year in 2018. Faced with this increase, surveyed employers say they plan to focus on how care is delivered and adopt strategies such as…

A Substance Use Cost Calculator for Employers

The National Safety Council, the national nonprofit Shatterproof, and NORC at the University of Chicago have developed a tool that calculates how much substance use in the workforce costs an organization. The calculator, which takes into consideration employee base, industry, and state, combines the latest research on employment costs with data from National Survey on…

Suicide Prevention: Talk About it at Work

Suicide prevention is a workplace issue, and leaders can create an environment where individuals are more likely to reach out for the help they need. Learn more from Beacon’s Rich Paul as he explores what organizations can do to remove barriers and encourage employees and their loved ones to seek care.

Alcohol and Substance Misuse in the Workplace

Addiction impacts millions of Americans, and the challenges aren’t just isolated to home. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides information on prevalence of alcohol and substance misuse in the workplace, including information on workforce costs, effective workplace programs and policies, the benefits of addressing misuse, and tools and resources to help employers…

Depression in the Workplace: Facts, Figures, and Tools

Depression can cripple a workforce, and costs US employers billions in lost productivity each year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides information on prevalence of depression, workforce costs, effective workplace programs and policies, the benefits of addressing depression, and employer tools and resources to promote a healthier, productive organization. Visit the CDC’s Depression…

The Value of Employee Assistance Programs

Learn about best practices in EAPs, including how these vital programs boost employee productivity, reduce business costs, and encourage healthier workplaces with better employee mental health.