An important report from Hiscox sheds light on the nature and scope of age discrimination in the workplace and how ageism is impacting the workforce. A little more than a year ago, we marked the 50th anniversary of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (the ADEA)....
In this HR News Roundup, learn about the right and wrong way to do humor at work, creating cooperative multigenerational teams, financial stress and more The right and wrong ways to approach workplace humor Rebekah Iliff, Ragan Communications According to Gallup, more...
A new federal overtime rule is pending but should be finalized soon. Meanwhile, many states have enacted overtime rules that could apply to your employees. New federal overtime rules are still on the drawing board although things may be finalized soon. Just by way of...
Sadly yet again, we find ourselves reeling after a weekend of terrible violence that has claimed the lives of 31 people, and many more are still struggling for life in hospital beds. The tragedies struck people simply going about their daily lives - shopping for...
This HR News Roundup includes an overview of Employee Benefit trends, advice on avoiding lawsuits, FAQs on service animals, a discussion of"zero tolerance policies and more HR news of note. Here’s What You Need to Know about the EEOC’s Pay-Data Rule Julie Cook...
The World Health Organization recommends that you take steps to reduce your salt intake by getting no more than 5 grams of salt per day. They estimate that, globally, 2.5 million deaths could be prevented each year if salt consumption stayed within its recommended...
The first day on the job is important. Review your employee onboarding process to ensure you set the stage for engagement. Here's an infographic to help. We think employee onboarding the right way is pretty important. See our post: Onboarding is the first step in...
It's been a long time since we discussed the topic of employee theft on our blog ... in 2006, we talked about a Florida case in which priests were convicted of stealing more than $8 million from their parish. In our post Thou shalt not steal at work, we opined that if...
In this edition of ESI's HR News Roundup, we talk about aging workers and inter-generational issues, handling conflict, onboarding practices, engaging remote workers and more. Plus, a few items from the lighter side. What Do Younger Workers Think of the Aging...
Learn how Connecticut's new anti-sexual harassment law creates training and posting obligations for all employers, regardless of size. Connecticut employers take note: there are new sexual harassment posting and training requirements. If you have 3 or more employees,...
Hiking is a great summer fitness activity that has benefits for both your physical and mental health. Here are some tips to get you started. Not everyone is a gym person. Here are a few things that our wellness coaches hear fairly often. "I don't like going to the...
In this edition of HR News Roundup, we feature news about firing employees and creating the right paper trail, developing workplace policies for politics, crying at work and work drama, as well as a few items from the lighter side. How to fire an employee Jon Hyman,...
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“We’ve developed a great partnership with ESI Employee Assistance Group over the years. They’re extremely responsive, always willing to go the extra mile and have rolled out several recent benefits that are well-received by our employees, including college tuition discounts and free personal and professional coaching. I would recommend them to anyone, especially those looking for a more personal EAP program.”
“Here at MassTech, we recently switched our Employee Assistance Program over to ESI Employee Assistance Group, and we could not be more pleased. One of the things we value most about ESI is how proactive they are with our employees. Employees appreciate getting emails updating them on all that ESI has to offer.
Thank you for always being there when we have questions or need support. We look very forward to continuing our relationship with ESI!”
“The Summit Federal Credit Union has worked with ESI since 1984 and I am extremely impressed with the level of support, responsiveness, expertise and overall service provided to the credit union and to our employees. With their guidance and partnership, we have successfully implemented, or plan to implement, solutions that will continue to make a positive impact on our organizational culture. ESI is extremely easy for our employees to work with, too. The staff at ESI is caring and compassionate. They have always handled employee situations on a priority basis and in a highly confidential manner. I am very pleased to be working with ESI. ”
“Since joining ESI in 2009 the Central MA Collaborative employees have found invaluable resources and training to help deal with work and life challenges. The EAP has helped us establish a successful program allowing our staff to find assistance to both administrative and personal issues. We have been pleasantly surprised to find such prompt response to issues at any time day or night.”
“ESI has always responded to the needs of the Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES in a prompt and professional manner. The employee assistance program has been an asset to our management personnel in dealing with sensitive employee issues that impact work performance. It also has been a vital resource to our employees when they needed a place to turn for assistance with a wide range of personal difficulties.”
“At Whirley-DrinkWorks!, we feel that ESI clearly sets the standard for a “business partner.”
Our utilization rate for the Employee Assistance Program is high across all categories of services and we attribute that to the excellent services and reputation ESI has established with our TeamMates. ESI exceeds expectation through their service, professionalism, training and care they take with each individual who reaches out for assistance.
ESI continues to go above and beyond by offering flexible schedules to allow our TeamMates to get help at any time. They also provide valuable service to our supervisors and management staff going above and beyond normal training. Our organization is very satisfied and would recommend ESI based off of their professionalism and “people focus.” ”
Beth Pellegrino – HR Director
“As the Director of Human Resources, I was looking for a comprehensive EAP program to meet our diverse needs. For more than two years now, ESI has exceeded our expectations by providing personalized and effective services.
Our utilization is up over our previous EAP – largely due to the excellent educational programs offered through ESI. Our employees are extremely pleased by the wide range of services offered and feedback continues to be positive. All matters are handled in a capable and confidential manner. I consider ESI to be a true leader in Employee Assistance Programs.”
“I have been very impressed by the quality and variety of services provided by ESI. They span much more than the traditional counseling services provided by an EAP, and they seem to be adding at least one or two new services each year. Our employees are one call away from an answer to a weight loss question, a pet care issue or a legal concern.”