United Benefit Advisors to Host Free HR Webinar on Evolving Role of Employee Assistance Programs

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One of the nation's top five employee benefits advisory organizations to host webinar on variety of services available through EAPs

United Benefit Advisors (UBA), in conjunction with Mutual of Omaha, is hosting a free HR webinar, In Time with EAP: How EAPs Work With You to Help Your People -- in Times of Grief, in Times of Crisis, in Times of Conflict, in Times of Stress, for employers and HR professionals on Nov. 1 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EDT. To receive the $149 discount for this webinar, enter the code UBAEAP when registering.To register, visit: https://webinars.ubabenefits.com/tabid/1932/Default.aspx?wid=66

Employee assistance programs (EAP) gained momentum in the mid-1970s as occupational alcoholism programs. Today, EAPs have expanded program offerings that include a variety of services aimed at addressing employee well-being and performance.In Time with EAP: How EAPs Work With You to Help Your People -- in Times of Grief, in Times of Crisis, in Times of Conflict, in Times of Stress will offer practical advice on how EAPs can stand alongside employers to help their staff with difficulties at home or at work.

The webinar will review crisis employees face that affect day-to-day work such as death of a family member or of a colleague and specific action steps that employers can take to ensure that their workforce receive the care and resources they need to gain back optimism, resilience and hope.

Not only are EAPs available to intervene when employees are affected by grief events, but they also can serve as a resource for performance, attendance, workplace bullying and violence and other on-the-job conflicts. The webinar will cover how traditional protocols can work hand-in-hand with mandatory EAP referrals to provide the most appropriate risk-management interventions for these situations.

"With EAPs, employers are not alone in handling mental health or other conflict issues. It's essential to know when and how to use this powerful program," said Thomas Mangan, CEO of UBA.

This free HR webinar, In Time with EAP: How EAPs Work With You to Help Your People -- in Times of Grief, in Times of Crisis, in Times of Conflict, in Times of Stress, provides employers with tools and resources to best help their employees through the toughest personal and professional challenges. (This webinar has been approved by the HR Certification Institute for one hour of HRCI credit.)

de Wolff Roberts, LMHP, LPC, CEAP, Manager of Mutual of Omaha EAP Services for Mutual of Omaha is teaching this UBA-sponsored webinar. Roberts has more than 40 years of experience in the human relations/mental health field working as a therapist, employee assistance professional, chemical dependency coordinator, trainer, teacher, facilitator and school psychologist. He has provided EAP services for U.S. West Communications, Family Services and for the past 18 years has been the manager of Mutual of Omaha EAP services housed in their Group Benefit Solutions Insurance Division.

About United Benefit Advisors

One of the nation's top five employee benefits advisory organizations, United Benefit Advisors is a Member-owned alliance of more than 140 premier independent benefit advisory firms with more than 200 offices throughout the U.S., Canada and the U.K. As trusted and knowledgeable advisors, UBA Members collaborate with more than 2,200 professionals to deliver expertise, thought leadership and best-in-class solutions that positively impact employers and make a real difference in the lives of their employees and families. Employers, advisors and industry-related organizations interested in obtaining powerful results from the shared wisdom of our Members should visit UBA online at http://www.UBAbenefits.com.

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