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EMPLOYEE WELLBEING BLOG

Absenteeism at Work and What You Can Do About It

You sit down at your home office desk in the morning, and you just aren’t feeling it. Your brain is clogged with countless tasks. Your body aches, and you feel exhausted. There’s no way you can slog through another day.

This is the reality of absenteeism at work. Employees are burnt out, unengaged, and unhappy. Fortunately, there are some simple things you can do to help reduce absenteeism in your workplace.

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How to Support Your Intellectual Health

We often think about our physical and mental health–but what about our intellectual health? Intellectual health is creating sustainable health and happiness. It is what pushes us forward, empowers us to learn from life experiences, and think critically as we navigate. Supporting intellectual development expands your knowledge and skills, reduces stress at work, and can lead to a more stimulating, engaging life! So how do you support your intellectual health while working remotely?

Read on for some creative ideas. 

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Top 9 Free Employee Stress Management Ideas

If you’re a human being, you’ve been stressed. But stress doesn’t have to be a constant in life.

Employers have an opportunity – and an obligation – to provide stress management tools for their hardworking teams.

Keeping employee stress levels low is a common interest among business owners and managers. The less overwhelmed employees are, the more productive they can be.

Unfortunately, there’s not usually a big budget set aside for office stress relief. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

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How Employee Anxiety Affects Productivity (And How to Fix It)

Workplaces can be anxiety-inducing spaces for employees. With deadlines looming, office politics to manage, plus unforeseen issues arising such as COVID-19, there’s a lot to handle! Employee anxiety negatively impacts productivity. When your team is distracted by stress, they’re not able to function to their full capacity.

When employee anxiety and stress are handled appropriately, staff can get back to focusing on their work instead! 

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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 and cons of Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs).

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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, physiological disorders, 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.

Employee Assistance Programs

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What is Virtual Massage?

In-person massages are excellent for relieving stress, but have you ever tried a virtual massage? As more and more of our world and work move online, a new need has arisen for virtual guided massage to manage workplace stress.  An unprecedented number of employees are now working remotely, and remote employees need stress management tools, too!

That’s where virtual wellness programs come in. With innovative companies now offering a wealth of online health care options, your remote team can receive the same support they did when working in a physical office but now offered in an online setting. 

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