Monthly Newsletter  May 2016

In This Issue

Workplace Stress: Is It Killing You?

Stress in the workplace can seem inescapable, especially if your financial stability is tied to your paycheck - But according to a study from the American Psychological Association, workplace stress can give you more than just tension headaches or restless nights - it can actually decrease your life span.

Work is the second most common source of stress among United States adults, just behind money, according to the 2014 Stress in America survey.

Sixty percent of adults say their jobs are a somewhat significant or very significant source of stress, and experts say workplace stress affects us differently than other forms of stress.
Find Out What You Can Do About It 
On the Horizon 

5/4: Highland Park Education Association- Stress Management presentation. 

5/4:Hudson County Nurses Spring Meeting.

5/10:  Hasbrouck Heights Education Association- Stress Management Presentation 

5/12:  Hudson County Presidents Meeting

5/19:  New Brunswick Health Fair

5/23:  Edison Township Education Association Rep Council meeting. 

5/26:  Jersey  City Health Fair PS# 33
Pictured here: Janet Gerhard with ATU Chapter President Tracey Treadway at their member meeting. 
Call Us Confidentially 24/7
:: (888) 828-7826
Join Our Mailing List

Why Don't Employees Use EAP Services?

Best Ways To Reach More Employees

There are four key

reasons why employees don't use the EAP:  

  • They don't think it's confidential.
  • They feel there is a stigma to reaching out for help (especially for some men, who see this as a weakness).
  • They think they have to ask permission from their boss or HR.
  • They don't know it exists.

5 Signs You're the Workplace Bully
As much as organizations don't like to admit it, there are bullies in many workplaces.

The Workplace Bullying Institute defines bullying as "repeated, health-harming mistreatment of one or more persons by one or more perpetrators."

This can include threatening, humiliating or intimidating conduct; workplace interference that prevents work from getting done; or verbal abuse.

"I believe the basic driver of bullying is to make the bully 'better than' the targets," said Chris Edmonds, author of "The Culture Engine: A Framework for Driving Results, Inspiring Your Employees, and Transforming Your Workplace" (John Wiley & Sons, Sept. 2014). "Bullying boils down to the bully's desire to have power and control over others in the workplace. 


Want to Learn More about HCAMS?

Scan the QR code to the right to download our FREE job protection app.

Get easy, 24/7 job protection on the go