Why Your EAP Should Not Be An Afterthought

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) In the current era of business, many organizations are trying to find ways to do more with less. Individual departments are asked to find ways to cut costs and increase profitability to protect an organization from feeling the impacts of future economic volatility. When the formula for [...]

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Inclusion and Diversity, Technology Themes at EAPA 2018

The 2018 EAPA National Conference was held in Minneapolis and brought together employee assistance professionals in varying roles. As a new professional in the Employee Assistance (EA) world, this conference provided me the opportunity to learn information about the emerging dynamics of the profession from colleagues around [...]

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Download the Infographic: Withstanding the Silver Tsunami

The American medical profession is aging at a rapid rate. In 2015 nearly one in four practicing physicians was at least 65 years old, prompting many to question whether a mandatory retirement age should be set in place.

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“Physician Resilience” Needs to Go Beyond Physicians

Physician Resilience is More Than the Ability to "Bounce Back" Many physicians dislike the term “resilience”—especially when it is seen as something they lack—and something they’re solely responsible for getting. They see themselves as very resilient already. After all, they are used to functioning at a high level under [...]

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Infographic: The Effect of Healthcare Mergers & Acquisitions

When a healthcare organization acquires a medical practice or organizations merge, both parties usually have intense hopes and expectations—some of them unrealistic. And the effect can be truly toxic. A successful approach to an M&A means finding ways for leadership and physicians to talk to each other and find solutions to [...]

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Q&A with Mitch Best: How to Address Mental Health in the Workplace

More and more we are hearing about mental health concerns in the workplace. Recently I spoke on a panel hosted by Marsh & McLennan, an insurance broker serving risk prevention and insurance needs, to address these issues. At the event I saw many head nods in the audience as we covered these topics at length. I am sharing this [...]

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How the Best Healthcare C-Suites Make "M&As" Work and What You Need to Know

Those at the top of the org chart set the vision, goals and tone for the healthcare organization. When M&As (mergers and acquisitions) are an issue, it’s particularly important the C-Suite understand their roles to help the process run smoothly and support the engagement and well being of everyone involved.

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How to Manage a Multi-Generational Workforce

A lot has changed over the last 40 years. When I entered the workplace in the 1970s, there were two generations of working people: the “old timers” and “newcomers.”

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Is your organization on a journey?

Leadership Principles: Lessons from Lewis & Clark With warmer weather upon us, many of us are thinking about summer travel plans. In this “age of information” there are myriads of websites which are helpful when considering options and choices, from simple to high end accommodations. Yelp reviews and personal testimonials [...]

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Culture of Well Being in the Workplace

Last week, I had the pleasure of representing VITAL WorkLife at two events focused on well being in the workplace.

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