EA Professional Spotlight Q&A: Tim Sumiec

Check out the “EA Professional Spotlight” section for a Q&A with our Manager of Field Operations, Tim Sumiec: http://www.multibriefs.com/briefs/eapa/julyspotlight.pdf EA Professional Spotlight Name and position Tim Sumiec, Manager of Field Operations with Empathia, Inc. What do you like best about working in the employee assistance field? The best part about working in the EA field…

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The Value of Time

Next to Christmas, my birthday was the best day of every year when I was a boy. I liked the presents and the fun, of course, and having a cake. I always had the same one – German chocolate with coconut-pecan frosting on the top and middle, and whipped cream around the side – my…

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7 Reasons an EAP is a Strategic Advantage

In today’s business environment, organizations look for competitive advantages in every aspect of their operations. An effective, well-communicated benefits program can make a significant contribution to a company’s competitive position by aiding recruiting efforts, increasing employee engagement, and improving employee retention. Employee assistance programs (EAPs), while not as visible as medical or retirement plans, are…

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The Chocolate Cake Diet

Next time you are waiting in a grocery store checkout line, pay attention to the magazines in the rack nearby. Particularly, notice the specialty magazines focused on health and weight loss, the ones with a seemingly endless supply of articles with titles like “The Guilt-Free Way to Shed Fifteen Pounds” or “Lose Inches in Just…

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The Perfect Enemy

There is a phrase that I have thought about lately – the perfect is the enemy of the good! I heard this years ago, but it didn’t capture my imagination back then as it has more recently, when I’ve come to see how necessary it is for me to use this insight. How can perfection…

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Walk Past the Comfort Zone

I happen to be a big fan of the comfort zone. By nature, I am not the first person you will see rushing to the front of the line for bungee jumping or climbing into a small helicopter headed out for a better view of the waterfall. Of course, for most of us, these activities…

Empathia, Inc. and ICAS International Announce Global Employee Assistance Program

Empathia, Inc. and ICAS International Announce Global Employee Assistance Program https://www.newswire.com/news/empathia-inc-and-icas-international-announce-global-employee-10117930 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, April 12, 2016 (Newswire.com) – Empathia, Inc. and ICAS International have signed a Strategic Collaboration Agreement that establishes a powerful new market proposition – LifeMatters Global. This comprehensive worldwide service enables U.S. multi-national companies to deliver a consistent Employee Assistance Program (EAP) benefit around the…

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Real Relaxation

“…Goldfinger could not have known that high tension was Bond’s natural way of life and that pressure and danger relaxed him.” – Ian Fleming, Goldfinger This is just one more way that I will never be like James Bond! Tension is not for me! I find high tension enervating if it goes on for too…