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Journal of Employee Assistance, The

Low birth rates may cause labor shortages in some industrialized nations

Low birth rates may cause labor shortages in some industrialized nations Low birth rates in Western Europe and in industrialized countries in other parts of the world may cause their workforces and, ultimately, their economies to shrink, though the United States appears set to meet its labor force needs at least through mid-century, according to […]

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are they one and the same?

Management referrals vs. mandatory referrals: are they one and the same? Historically, EAPs have dealt with self-referrals and management referrals. These days, we are also hearing much more about mandatory referrals. There are some crucial differences between these types of referrals, although the terms are sometimes not used with much precision. Each type of referral […]

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The Marketing and selling of EAPs

The Marketing and selling of EAPs Kristine N. Brennan As Winston Churchill once said, “Take change by the hand or it will seize you by the throat.” The employee assistance industry has continued to change over time as demands on work organizations and the needs of the workforce have evolved. While some of the changes […]

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using a simple survey, EAPs can develop a thumbnail sketch of the psychosocial environment of the workplace and identify problems that may require further analysis and possibly intervention

Benchmarking the psychosocial environment: using a simple survey, EAPs can develop a thumbnail sketch of the psychosocial environment of the workplace and identify problems that may require further analysis and possibly intervention Martin Shain Many surveys of various kinds, conducted not only in Canada but in Europe and the United States, have documented that workplaces […]