Frontline Supervisor: Addressing Employee Resistance

Q. I referred my employee to BJC EAP for performance issues, but was asked, “What will they do or say to me?” I know BJC EAP helps employees, but I couldn’t be specific. I think the employee is worried about sharing too much.

Protect Your Child From Lead Hazards
Toys that have been made in other countries and then imported into the United States or antique toys and collectibles passed down through generations put children at risk for exposure to lead — a well-known health hazard. 
How to Make Your Resolutions Stick

New Year’s resolutions — they’re easy to make but easier to break. Why is it so hard to make the healthy changes that we know can help us feel better and live longer? And why is it so hard to make them last? Here’s help with making – and sustaining -- healthy changes.

Managing Loss During the Holidays

It seems like there is one part of the year where we are hit with multiple holidays all at the same time: Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, New Year’s and Valentine’s Day -- all within a three to four month timeframe. Here it is that time of year again!

Frontline Supervisor: Alcohol and Your Employees

Q. My fellow managers and I have been educated in the signs and symptoms of alcohol abuse on the job, but isn’t the most important part of training learning to avoid being manipulated and dispelling misconceptions about alcoholism? 

The Dangers of Indoor Tanning

Using a tanning bed, booth or sunlamp to get tan can cause skin cancers including melanoma (the deadliest type of skin cancer), basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma. Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation also can cause cataracts and cancers of the eye (ocular melanoma).

Make Your Holiday a Safe One

Here are tips to make your holidays happy and safe. 

Frontline Supervisor: Diversity in the Workplace
We have a very diverse workplace, and I sometimes correct employees when I see them demonstrating poor tolerance of coworkers’ differences. I am not an expert on tolerance and bias, so can you offer some language, tips or “phrases” helpful in educating employees?
Stay Safe and Healthy This Winter
Although winter comes as no surprise, many of us don’t plan ahead for its arrival. If you prepare for the hazards of winter, you will be more likely to stay safe and healthy when temperatures start to fall.
What to Do When You Suspect a Loved One Has Mental Illness

Mental illness. Why are so many people are afraid of these words? Does it mean that life is over? Does it mean no recovery? Does it mean a bleak future? Does it mean the end to independence?

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