New rules may encourage early detection of mental illness

Although the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act passed in 2008, President Barack Obama’s administration recently issued a final rule that requires insurance companies to cover mental health and substance abuse claims as they do medical claims, according to National Public Radio. The Washington Post reported the administration provided temporary rules regarding the act in 2010 until the final rules could be established. Continue reading

Challenge expectations to boost productivity

Everyone goes through bouts of being unproductive occasionally, but employers don’t have to let workers remain in a slump¬†for long. Employees may not be motivated to work hard because they don’t feel challenged in their work or may be frustrated due to lack of feedback or not having the skills they need to complete their tasks. Understanding the reasons behind employee inefficiency may help employers identify how they can motivate workers to become more successful. Continue reading

Enhance office safety with preventative measures

Employers may think office workers have a lower risk of experiencing a work-related injury or illness because they don’t interact with heavy machinery and toxic chemicals. Even though these employees may not be around these types of hazards on a daily basis, that doesn’t mean occupational injuries and illnesses can’t occur.

According to the National Safety Council’s (NSC) Safety and Health magazine, office workers are 2.5 times more likely to experience a debilitating¬†fall than employees in Continue reading