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Dangerous work – What are America’s most dangerous jobs? (free registration may be required) The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its annual report on workplace fatalities (PDF), complete with graphs and charts about what types of events cause fatalities and in which industries fatalities occur most frequently. Transportation incidents lead the list, accounting for 43%…

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Absenteeism—the productivity leaking bucket, and four ways to plug it

There are a few simple truths about absenteeism. The first is that almost all employers suffer a substantial loss of productivity because employees are absent from work. Unplanned absence due to family issues, workplace injuries, and non-work-related injuries and illness can add up to as much as a 10 percent productivity loss for some employers….

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Elder caregivers and productivity – According to a recent study by MetLife, the average elder caregiver costs an employer $2,110 per year in lost productivity. The total annual cost to employers for lost productivity for working caregivers falls between $17.1 billion to $33.6 billion in lost productivity. “Working caregivers who juggle work and caregiving responsibilities…

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How HIPAA affects the need for information

We often get requests from our customers for more detailed information about their organization’s utilization of EAP services. Employers have a legitimate need to understand how their money is being spent. Some also want to use the data to better address specific issues that their employees and their families might be experiencing. EAPs and other…

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