While the pandemic has been dominating life in every sphere, it's vital for HR staff to keep up with changing employment law. We're offering a roundup of some of the key changes for 2021 and taking a look at issues that may result in legislation over the coming year -...
Explore the many financial benefits and money tools available from ESI EAP! In year two of the pandemic, many people who call our EAP say they are struggling with financial stress and debt. Work absence, reduced work hours, medical bills, and job loss all are taking...
What's in the cards for 2021 HR trends? We certainly didn't expect the twists and turns that 2020 took, and they will certainly have an impact on the future. To get an idea what HR trends we might expect in the new year, we turn to a variety of publications and HR...
As we continue in the "nothing is normal" year of 2020, employers are challenged with reinventing their holiday season celebrations for remote employees. Here's a compilation of how some employers are handling seasonal festivities. Show appreciation for your employees...
As the Covid-19 vaccine begins rolling out, employers and HR managers have questions about their responsibilities and opportunities related to the vaccine. Everyone is still waiting for guidance from the EEOC, OSHA, and other labor authorities. This post is designed...
With the promise of Covid-19 vaccines on the horizon, there is new hope for relief from the pandemic and a gradual return to normalcy in the new year. But even as this hopeful news breaks, every day continues to bring heartbreak as the virus spikes to new heights...
HR News Roundup: Mental health, financial stress, drive-through hiring, Coronavirus updates & the lighter side
This edition of HR News covers workplace mental health in the Zoom era, employee financial stress, drive-through hiring, and more. We also have updates on Coronavirus news you should know and items from the lighter side. 10 Tips for Improving Mental Health in the Zoom...
There's both good news and bad news on the Covid-19 front as we approach the holidays. First, the good news. This past week, Pfizer announced that they've developed a vaccine that is more than 90% effective. While more testing is needed, if all goes well and there...
As a nation, we’re always passionate about our politics, but this election year, people seem more heated than usual. Maybe it’s partly the pandemic that’s keeping us cooped up, financially stressed, and worried about the future. Part of the intensity of our feelings...
In theory, most employers and managers would prefer to keep politics out of the workplace. In reality, it’s difficult to leave anything that people care about at the front door. In a February Gartner survey of US employees, 47% of those surveyed said that they were...
In this HR News Roundup, we offer links to important benefit surveys, articles on how HR and jobs are being changed by the pandemic, looming lawsuits, and more news, including a stress break with items from the lighter side. 2020 Employer Health Benefits Survey The...
ESI's Chief Clinical Officer explains why an EAP is a more important benefit than ever in the pandemic. With the pandemic continuing to claim lives and disrupt employees at home and at work, the list of stressors has grown to include balancing childcare, schooling,...
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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.”
“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!”