What the Data Says

Employees Report Making Progress at Work More Important Than Recognition, Meaningful Work

A study from research and technical advisory firm Forrester Research, Inc., Predictions 2018: Employee Experience Powers the Future of Work, highlights key shifts in the workplace that will contribute to growth by helping employees improve customers’ experiences. Among the study’s findings is that in the U.S., only 32 percent of employees are engaged. This lack…

Workplace Resilience: An Evidence Review

A new report by the American Heart Association suggests that training employees in resilience is a useful strategy to reduce stress and depression in the workplace. According to the report “Resilience in the Workplace: An Evidence Review and Implications for Practice,” providing resilience training can strengthen a person’s ability to withstand, recover, and bounce back…

Well-being Initiatives to Boost Employee Engagement and Productivity

Onsite fitness programs, flexible working arrangements, and mindfulness coaching top the list of 14 workplace well-being initiatives recently recommended by the Forbes Coaches Council. Well-being initiatives—comprehensive health and productivity programs—address a workforce’s social and emotional health while increasing employee engagement and sense of fulfillment on the job. View Forbes’ complete list of recommended initiatives, and…

Survey Finds Behavioral Health a Top Priority for Employers

Good mental health is essential to employee well-being and a thriving productive workforce, and a recent survey shows employers recognize the value behavioral health services provide. A survey of 314 U.S. employers found that 88 percent ranked behavioral health as an important issue over the next three years, and many are making plans to improve…

Study Links Good Company Culture to Strong Business Results

Does a positive work culture affect a company’s bottom line? Research conducted at the IBM Smarter Workforce Institute and the Globoforce WorkHuman Research Institute shows a connection. Researchers set out on a twofold mission—to identify the ideal employee experience and measure its impact on business. They surveyed 23,000 employees across 45 countries, and developed a…

Prescription Drug Misuse Impacts More Than 70 Percent of US Workplaces

Prescription drug misuse is a national epidemic affecting individuals, families, and communities—and the workplace is no exception. A survey released by the National Safety Council found that 71 percent of employers are affected by prescription drug misuse in the workplace, but only 19 percent of employers feel “extremely prepared” to deal with the issue, and…

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 Business Value Of EAP: A Conceptual Model

In this research note, EASNA describes the different ways that employee assistance services provide business value to an organization—from improved workplace performance and benefit cost savings, to improved organizational development.  

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.