TITLE

Control workplace stress with employee-assistance programs

AUTHOR(S)
Simmons, Laura
PUB. DATE
November 2009
SOURCE
Fort Worth Business Press;11/16/2009, Vol. 25 Issue 42, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the stress being experienced by employees in the U.S. The American Psychological Association's 2008 Stress in America Survey indicated that half of Americans are stressed about providing the needs of their families during the recession while a Mental Health America data showed that 90% of respondents are stressed on their personal problems. With this, implementing Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs), which offer counseling and referral plans, are recommended to employers.
ACCESSION #
47029166

 

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