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HR Break Room

HR Break Room is a podcast from your friends working in human resources, dedicated to bringing you interesting break room conversations with experts on the hot topics of HR and HR Technology, one cup of coffee at a time. Hosted by Caleb Masters and Chelsea Justice, HR Break Room is designed to inspire you to harness the power of HR technology to empower your people and organization.
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Nov 26, 2018

Guest:

Larry Barton, Ph.D., University of Central Florida professor of crisis management and public safety

Depending on the size of their workforce, between 75% and 95% of businesses offer an employee assistance program (EAP), according to the International Employee Assistance Professional Association. However, not even 7% of employees take advantage of the counseling benefit, despite that an estimated 18% of American adults are dealing with a mental health issue at any time.

With depression and declining mental health costing the U.S. economy more than $51 billion in absenteeism and lost productivity, how can HR communicate the value of EAPs to boost the well-being of their employees?

In this episode of HR Break Room, crisis management professional Larry Barton rejoins hosts Caleb Masters and Chelsea Justice to discuss:

  • how EAPs can benefit your employees and your organization’s bottom line
  • why HR should consider using EAPs to learn more about the needs of their people
  • how the current opioid crisis and surge in workplace violence have changed the conversation surrounding EAPs
  • the questions HR should ask EAP vendors about their offerings

Learn how HR technology can improve the efficiency of your benefits administration processes in our A Better Way to Manage Benefits and Open Enrollment infographic.

Nov 12, 2018

Guest:

Dan Schawbel, Future Workplace research director and New York Times best-selling author of Back to Human: How Great Leaders Create Connection in the Age of Isolation

As of February 2018, mobile phone usage in the U.S. stands at a staggering 100% among ages 18-29. Whether by smartphone, tablet or desktop computer, people spend an average of 7.6 hours a day online. With today’s employees embracing such technology, it is important for HR to leverage these tools to engage and maintain a human connection with their workforce. How can corporate cultures utilize tech to forge stronger connections among co-workers and boost productivity?

In this episode of HR Break Roomworkplace expert Dan Schawbel joins host Caleb Masters to discuss:

  • the role HR leaders should own in an age of artificial intelligence and automation
  • how the skills gap forces organizations to rethink employee training and certification
  • using technology to create and foster more human interaction in the workplace
  • workforce trends shaping businesses now and into 2019

 

To learn more about the bottom-line benefits of developing and upskilling your workforce through online learning, read our white paper, Discover How E-Learning Technology Drives Business Growth.

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