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Kathryn Lynch-Morin


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Want Lower Employee Turnover and Higher Workforce Engagement?

May 15, 2019 12:48:44 PM / by Kathryn Lynch-Morin posted in culture, happiness on the job, Company Culture

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Increase Company Culture

Try these 3 tips to inspire a positive company culture.

A positive company culture can’t be created overnight, nor can it be created with a single, year-long initiative.

Developing a positive company culture is an intentional practice that requires buy-in from all employees and consistent fostering by company leadership. But there really is no one-and-done solution to creating a positive environment. That might be why 64% of all employees do not feel they have a strong work culture, according to a study from TruPath.

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5 Ways of Letting Healthcare Workers Know You’ve Got Their Backs

Apr 17, 2019 1:52:45 PM / by Kathryn Lynch-Morin posted in the cost of employee turnover, employee retention, happiness on the job, Employee training

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Reduce Employee Burnout

Try these 5 ways of letting healthcare workers know you’ve got their backs.

Caring for others, while very rewarding, can be taxing work.

 Worker burnout, the syndrome caused by feelings of emotional exhaustion at work, poses a serious risk to the healthcare industry. Studies from the Mayo Clinic and the American Medical Association have found that burnout rates among healthcare providers are high—and continuing to rise.

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We’ve Been Robbed! What Do We Do Now?

Feb 28, 2019 8:38:56 AM / by Kathryn Lynch-Morin posted in employee assistance program, EAP, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD)

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Help employees to emotionally recover after the crisis.

Each year, tens of thousands of armed robberies take place in the United States.
While the robbery itself may be over in just a few moments, the negative effects on employee
victims can last much longer.
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Move It, Move It! Businesses benefit when employees get regular physical activity.

Feb 26, 2019 1:38:47 PM / by Kathryn Lynch-Morin posted in employee assistance program, wellness, Nicotine cessation, quit snmoking, corporate smoking cessation programs, workplace wellbeing, comliance, well-being, the cost of employee turnover, employee retention

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Modern-day technology and gadgets have made our lives and work easier—but these marvels have also made it much easier for us to sit. A lot.

As our lives become more sedentary, the risks associated with physical inactivity increase. According to one study, physical inactivity shortens life expectancy and increases the risk of many undesirable health conditions, including heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, and breast and colon cancers. 

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More Is Needed Than an Apple a Day

Feb 21, 2019 10:34:43 AM / by Kathryn Lynch-Morin posted in wellness programs, cooking videos, workplace wellbeing, well-being, the cost of employee turnover

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Teachers, their students and their school districts benefit from wellness programs.

We already know employee absenteeism hurts productivity and increases health care and other costs, but those effects are magnified when the employee is a teacher.

Teachers get sick just like the rest of us. But when they do need to take a sick day, school districts end up paying the absent teacher and shelling out cash for a substitute. Pay for subs can run $130 a day in some states, and sometimes more, if the substitute is highly experienced or needed long term. A 2018 study from Excellent Schools PA found that absent teachers in Pennsylvania, which has one of the highest teacher absentee rates in the nation, cost the state an average of $114 million per year.

And, while sick days aren’t entirely avoidable, there are ways to help teachers take control of their well-being.

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Tips to Resolve Workplace Conflict

Feb 13, 2019 1:28:19 PM / by Kathryn Lynch-Morin posted in employee assistance program, workplace, EAP, workplace wellbeing, anti-harassment training, Crisis in the workplace, #RiseAbove, well-being

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Use these three proven strategies to help employees keep their cool—before tensions get out of control. 

Although we might wish otherwise, workplaces aren’t immune to conflict. In fact, when stakes and tensions are high, conflict is practically a guarantee.

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Help Employees Prevent Annual Holiday Weight Gain

Nov 6, 2018 9:03:30 AM / by Kathryn Lynch-Morin posted in healthy cooking, wellness programs, workplace wellbeing, well-being

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These healthy eating tips can become a part of your wellness program.

Office potlucks. The annual holiday party. Beth’s famous sugar cookies. 

From Thanksgiving until New Year’s Day, there are dozens of overindulgence opportunities just waiting to derail us from our regular healthful eating and exercise habits.

According to a study from the New England Journal of Medicine, the average American gains weight during the holidays every year, and if we don’t stick to our resolutions, those pounds can add up over time.

Healthful eating is just as important as fitness for maintaining employee wellness. But it can be challenging to incorporate such practices into your wellness program. Helping your employees stay happy and healthy will lead to a more engaged and productive workforce. Focus on overall employee wellness can also help reduce absenteeism and better increase job performance.

And it’ll help your bottom line.

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Help Co-workers Cope & Recover After an Employee Death

Oct 30, 2018 1:38:27 PM / by Kathryn Lynch-Morin posted in employee assistance program, workplace wellbeing, Employee Death, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD)

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A Ulliance management consultation provides managers with effective strategies to guide workers through difficult times.

Dealing with the death of a co-worker is very difficult for everyone on staff. That’s because colleagues spend many hours each day together, work toward common goals and frequently become friends. The loss of a co-worker can often leave lasting effects on the workplace.

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Prevent Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Oct 11, 2018 11:45:57 AM / by Kathryn Lynch-Morin posted in sexual harassment training, anti-harassment training, Sexual Harassment awareness training, #MeToo

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Implementing 5 key steps helps to ensure a safe and secure environment
The culture of workplace sexual harassment is changing, even as #MeToo effects continue to
ripple throughout many industries. But there’s still work to be done—and prevention is the key
to creating a work environment free from harassment.

Employers are responsible for creating a safe and secure environment where workers are not
faced with harassment, or fearful of potential fallout from reporting such incidents.
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Is Your School District Prepared for Crisis Response?

Sep 12, 2018 10:47:21 AM / by Kathryn Lynch-Morin posted in EAP, Crisis in the workplace, Compliance

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Your handling of an incident is critical when a school staff member faces criminal charges.

Talking to children about tough subjects is difficult, even when there’s time to plan and prepare the message. But when crisis events force the discussion to take place, it can be even more challenging to spring into action and say the right thing.

Leaders in a public school district found themselves in such a position: A long-serving substitute teacher was placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of a criminal sexual conduct investigation.

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