FMLA Benefits and Employer-Provided Employee Assistance Programs Support Your Staff When They Need It Most
Supporting employee mental health is an important part of creating a positive company culture. The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) offers yet another level of support for employees facing depression or anxiety that is preventing them from working.
Easing Into Mid-Life🌞Like Sunday Morning!
Have you noticed how people tend to stop listening to new music and stick to their familiar old standbys by the time they’re middle aged? Researchers have discovered we identify with favorite genres of music in our teen years and our interest in exploring other types of music peaks and typically fades by age 30. So there’s a reason why we listen to old, favorite go-to songs. Plus, it triggers a pleasure response in the brain, so there’s nothing to be ashamed of in listening to old music; it’s free and in ample supply.
But sticking to the same playlists you had in your 20s and 30s is only fine for music; in most other areas of life, changes are required to adapt to middle age.
When You Sleep Better, You’re Better Able to Meet Your Goals
Getting enough quality sleep is critical to good physical and mental health. But how is restful sleep possible with an endless to-do list running through your mind, a new binge-worthy show on Netflix and a stream of social media posts to scroll through?
Change is inevitable. We can’t avoid change…nor should we want to.
Our lives change as we grow in various ways. We experience births, deaths, weddings, divorces, illnesses, successes, failures and many more events throughout our life. Change, whether good or bad, voluntary or not, can be very stressful. Regardless of whether the change is planned or unexpected, and regardless of whether it’s a positive or negative change, there is always some element of loss involved. Things will not be the way they were before.
Did you know that being kind to someone—whether it’s as simple as offering a compliment or holding a door open—has scientifically-proven benefits?
Increased happiness, energy and even lifespan are known effects of doing and, in some cases, simply experiencing random acts of kindness.
The phrase “total well-being” likely has you thinking of eating healthier, exercising more and getting regular checkups.
That all may be true, but don’t dismiss the role mental health plays in overall well-being.
Many employers today are taking steps to merge employee assistance programs (EAPs)—which give employees the opportunity to meet and talk with counselors, identify approaches and solutions and receive resources for additional help—with wellness programs and initiatives.
That holistic approach offers many benefits to employers and employees alike.With the mental health components of EAPs incorporated into a physical health-focused wellness program, employees can reduce risk factors associated with chronic disease and their overall health care costs.
February is recognized as Heart Health month and at Ulliance, we recognize the importance of having a healthy mindset to support a healthy heart. Stress and anxiety are known to take years off a person’s life and diminish the quality of what’s left. Sometimes the sources of stress can be hiding just below the surface and out of sight.
We've got 7 tips and tricks
to minimize the stress!
There are many differing views on how leaders can and should influence an organization's culture. The IGNITE leadership conference held by the Community Development Foundation at the start of 2020 saw several leaders give their perspectives on the matter. For the author of Uniquely You and CEO of Southwest Michigan First Ron Kitchens, developing a good company culture is about creating thriving multi-generational teams —a culture where knowledge transfer goes smoothly from one generation to the next. For "humor engineer" Drew Tarvin, it's about knowing the importance of humor in the workplace, and how having fun during work can lead to better results
Whether or not you agree with these perspectives, there's no denying the power of leaders in shaping the present and future cultures of their organizations. And for better or worse, here at Ulliance we can tell you that much of this power hinges on trust. It is the mutual trust between leaders and followers which allows organizational cultures to thrive.
Have you thought about setting a
life-changing resolution this year?
Don't Worry—Be Happy! 😊
Happiness is a big goal, but it’s one that offers countless emotional and health benefits. Those range from improved heart health to a stronger immune system.
The first step is to choose happiness. That may sound obvious or even cliché, but happy people choose to be happy—and follow through with their thoughts and their actions.