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The fitness benefits of hiking

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...

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For better engagement, train and coach your managers

To engage your entire workforce, you must first engage your managers. How to do that? Ensure that you train and coach your up-and-coming leaders. In a recent post, we discussed how important to job satisfaction it is for employees to see a path for personal and...

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Dealing with sensitive employee problems

Sensitive employees problems or issues might be uncomfortable territory for a manager to deal with. They may also have related legal obligations. Here's one issue and advice for how to address it. How do you handle it when an employee's performance declines rapidly?...

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Overtime rule part 2: DOL proposes $35,000 threshold

Many HR managers will remember that in 2016, the Obama administration introduced a new overtime rule that would have increased the exempt salary threshold to $47,476 a year. The rule would have changed the pay of millions of employees and was scheduled to be...

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How to help someone who is grieving

How do you help someone who is grieving? That's the question that Megan Devine discusses in this brief and thoughtful animation. She asks why we feel so helpless and ineffective about helping people up when they are deeply sad or grieving? Maybe because cheering up...

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Our Clients

Income Research + Management

“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.”

Income Research + Management

Massachusetts Technology Collaborative

“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!”

Massachusetts Technology Collaborative

Unitarian Universalist Association

“ESI Employee Assistance Group provides a superb and thorough set of counseling, financial, training, legal, wellness, and other services that our staff have come to rely on and trust. We continue to work with ESI year after year and trust that our staff are well cared for.”

Unitarian Universalist Association

Hallkeen Management, Inc.

“Thank you for providing helpful assistance to our employees.  ESI has been such a great resource for our employees, thanks for all you do!”

Hallkeen Management, Inc.

Summit Federal Credit Union

“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. ”

Summit Federal Credit Union

Central MA Collaborative

“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.”

Central MA Collaborative

Cattaraugus-Allegany-Erie-Wyoming BOCES

“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.”

Cattaraugus-Allegany-Erie-Wyoming BOCES

Whirley Industries

“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

Whirley Industries

EYP Architecture & Engineering, P.C.

“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.”

EYP Architecture & Engineering, P.C.

Academic Travel Abroad, Inc.

“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.”

Academic Travel Abroad, Inc.

Rochester Midland Corporation

“Rochester Midland Corporation has worked with ESI since 2001. We have always received immediate and appropriate response when we have needed their services. Our employees have been impressed with the level of service they receive when they are in need. The ESI Personal Development online training programs are an excellent benefit and are often “required” training for specific subject matter. The website is easy to navigate and full of useful information for both employees and their families.

The counseling staff is knowledgeable and compassionate. They have always handled employee situations in a highly confidential manner. Thank you ESI!”

Rochester Midland Corporation

Freedom Credit Union

Some of the comments heard by employees are: I don’t know what we would have done if we didn’t have them to turn to My daughter is doing so much better at home and at school thanks to the assistance I received from our EAP. They really made me feel comfortable and like I was being heard and, What a wonderful benefit, thank you so much for providing this!” Our employees have had nothing but good things to say about their experiences with ESI.

ESI is always responsive and helpful whether to our employees calls, my requests, or even during robbery response/counseling. In fact we are about to utilize their services for our mandatory on-site Anti-Sexual Harassment Training. Their monthly newsletters are packed with important information relative to their services and serve as a reminder to our employees that ESI is just a phone call away.”

Freedom Credit Union


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