Ulliance Well-Being Blog

Safety Doesn't Happen by Accident

Posted by Ulliance on Jan 22, 2020 1:58:22 PM

Assessment, Awareness, Action

The Occupational Safety and Health Act was passed in 1970 – an act which mandated that employers provide a safe workplace for employees. It was from this landmark decision that the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) was established. Being aware of OSHA guidelines and your rights to a safe work environment are critical.

Additionally, consider your own situational awareness – for example, as you read this, do you know where the nearest exit is in your building? How about the nearest fire extinguisher?

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Topics: financial wellness, stress, EAP, resolutions, finance, Emergency Fund

Find Financial Fitness COVID & Beyond?—Yes, Please!

Posted by Ulliance on Jan 15, 2020 9:25:46 AM

Have you ever wondered why you use money in a particular way?

Achieve Financial Wellness During the Pandemic & Beyond. 

We posted this at the beginning of the year but with everything that has been happening over the last 6 months, we thought it may be a good idea to pull this one from the vault + we added some COVID cash saving tips and a quick video. Enjoy!

Want to make more money? Think differently about it. If that sounds too easy, it's because it's easier said than done! But it is a key to creating financial stability.

Our relationship, our feelings and thoughts about money, start in childhood. If you were fortunate enough to be born into a financially stable and fiscally responsible family, you probably picked up on some healthy notions about money. You probably learned the value of saving, were encouraged to develop delayed gratification, and maybe as you matured, you learned about the secrets of compound interest and eventually, how to invest.

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Topics: financial wellness, stress, EAP, resolutions, finance, Emergency Fund

Well-being in the New Year Starts with Positive Choices

Posted by Ulliance on Jan 8, 2020 1:42:06 PM

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.

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Topics: stress, EAP, depression, Holidays, happiness on the job, Company Culture, resolutions

When The Grinch (Aunt Nancy, Cousin Toby, or Grandma Betty) Steals Christmas

Posted by Rene' Carpenter on Dec 13, 2019 8:34:16 AM


Holidays are NOT a HAPPY

time for everyone.

For some, the thought of potential conflict, criticism, and even uncomfortable topics can turn planning for holiday gatherings into a source of dread, rather than joy.

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Topics: stress, EAP, depression, Holidays, Company Culture

Deck the Halls with De-stress and Holly!

Posted by Ulliance on Dec 6, 2019 9:07:49 AM

Many people look forward to the holiday season and the start of a new year.  It often provides an opportunity to spend quality time with family, take a few days off from work, or go on a winter getaway.

While the holiday season can be a fun and joyous time, it can also be very stressful.  The combined effort of shopping, attending social events, and entertaining guests can quickly become too much to handle.  A poll by the American Psychological Association shows that eight out of ten people anticipate increased stress over the holidays.  In some cases, the increase in stress and anxiety may even lead to depression.  The Mayo Clinic reports that depression is often an unwelcome guest during the holidays.

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Topics: stress, EAP, depression, Holidays, Company Culture

Warning Signs of Overworked Employees

Posted by Ulliance on Jun 18, 2019 8:25:17 AM

More work. More hours. More stress.

When an organization or a manager continues to demand more and more from employees, those demands can often have effects opposite of the intention. Even if an employee manages to meet the ever-increasing expectations, chances are the extreme level of output is not sustainable.

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Topics: stress, Company Culture, burnout, Overworked

The Path to Well-Being Begins with Ulliance

Posted by Ulliance on Apr 2, 2019 10:49:30 AM

By accomplishing small goals and completing tasks associated with the 5 dimensions of well-being, your employees will THRIVE! 5 to Thrive!

 

WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW!

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Topics: employee assistance program, financial wellness, stress, wellness programs

Ulliance Shines a Light on Anxiety with this Must-See Documentary, “ANGST: RAISING AWARENESS AROUND ANXIETY”

Posted by Ulliance on Mar 27, 2019 2:04:26 PM

 

Ulliance is proud to sponsor this documentary film created to start community conversations about anxiety, provide tools, resources & hope screens on

Wednesday, April 17 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm
at Madonna University (FREE TICKETS)

 

“When we learned about the opportunity to provide the screening of the documentary film Angst to the community and to be part of a movement to bring awareness to, and help eradicate, the stigma around anxiety, I couldn’t pass up the chance for Ulliance to support this great cause,” said Kent Sharkey, President and CEO of Ulliance.  “This is what we do every day for our clients’ employees and/or students—provide emotional well-being through our employee (EAP) and student assistance programs (SAP). What a great opportunity to partner with a long-time client that utilizes both our EAP and SAP services, Madonna University, to host the screening on their campus,” Sharkey added.

 “This powerful film shows how students really feel about anxiety.  It is a large part of daily life for persons of all ages, yet not everyone feels they can talk about it.  We are honored to host this documentary on our campus to open the conversation with students, staff, faculty, and our community about resources that can provide hope” said Christine Benson, Ph.D., Madonna University assistant vice president and dean of students.

 

There is a special cameo appearance in the film by Michael Phelps
where he talks openly about his struggles with anxiety. 

GET FREE TICKETS

 

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Topics: anxiety, stress, #RiseAbove, depression

Does Your Day Fly By: Try these 5 tips to improve your time management skills

Posted by Ulliance on Jan 14, 2019 3:12:25 PM

Are you overwhelmed by that growing to-do list, or by feeling like there are not enough hours in the day? While it may be difficult to trim your tasks completely, it is possible to make the most of the time you do have with effective time-management techniques.

These five tips to improve your time management skills are among our favorites:

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Topics: employee assistance program, stress, wellness, Ulliance, resources, training, EAP, HR, culture, #RiseAbove, well-being

Defining & Understanding What a GOOD Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Really Looks Like

Posted by Ulliance on May 23, 2018 10:59:53 AM

What is an EAP and how can it help my organization and my employees? 

An employer-sponsored employee assistance program (EAP) is an intervention program designed to identify and assist employees in resolving personal and work problems that may be adversely affecting their life, such as marital, financial or emotional problems; family issues; or substance or alcohol abuse. EAPs may also offer a wide array of services covering basic legal assistance and referrals, adoption assistance, help finding elder care services, wellness programs and more. 

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Topics: employee assistance program, stress, opioids, addiction, healthy cooking, SAFETY, workplace, training, EAP, wellness programs, emotional problems, substance or alcohol abuse, help finding elder care services, harassment awareness training

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