The VIPs Start Quite a Few Programs To Trim Down The Costs Associated With Excessive Sick Days, Increasing Absenteeism, Employee Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse, Poor Employee Work Performance, and Work Related Injuries

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Heather is a forty-nine-year-old woman who is the top administrator in the human resources department at a large silver plating company.  To help reduce the costs correlated with excessive sick days, work related injuries, increasing absenteeism, poor employee work performance, and employee alcohol abuse and alcoholism, Heather and the other company administrators instituted quite a few programs that made the work environment considerably more healthy, more productive, and safe.

As an illustration, ten years ago Heather and the other VIPs established an Employee’s Assistance Program so that all the employees had access to top shelf counseling for their personal problems that could unfavorably influence their health, work performance, and their personal well-being.

Top Management Builds An Avant-Garde Exercise and Workout Room Complete With Mirrors, Scales, Weights, Exercise Charts, a Professional Trainer During Business Hours, and Exercise Equipment

As another illustration, just about eight-and-a-half years ago Heather and the other VIPs erected a state-of-the-art exercise and workout room complete with scales, exercise charts, weights, mirrors, many different types of exercise equipment, and a professional trainer during business hours.

Furthermore, approximately three years ago Heather and the other VIPs invested in a purification system that filters all the water that is available anywhere in the building complex.  In much the same way, three-and-a-half years ago, Heather and the other VIPs started a “walking club” that is primarily intended for workers who want to improve upon their cardiovascular system.

The Company Administrators Implement a Weight-Watchers Class and Employ a Weight-Loss Nurse to Manage the Program

As another example, just about two-and-a-half years ago, Heather and the other company executives created a “Weight-Watchers” class that at this moment in time meets every Tuesday and Thursday at 5:00 PM until 6:00 PM. In addition, the company administrators signed up a weight-loss professional to administer the program.

In the same way, a year-and-a-half ago Heather and the other members of top management launched a “Stop Smoking Club” for workers who want to quit smoking.

In the last twelve months, in conjunction with the Employee’s Assistance Program, Heather and the other company executives started an “Anger Management” class for workers who want to learn how to better cope with their anger issues.

Upper Management Initiates An Alcohol and Drug Testing Program

In the last two months, Heather and the other company leaders instituted a alcohol and drug testing program that is associated with their drug and alcohol abuse prevention program.  Indeed, Heather is the primary individual in the company responsible for getting the message out to all the employees about the drug and alcohol abuse prevention program as well as the drug and alcohol testing program.

One of the major components of the drug and alcohol abuse prevention program is a class entitled “Alcoholism and Depression” that meets every Wednesday after work.  The basic idea with this class is informing workers that abusive drinking and depression often take place in the same person.  It is hoped that knowing this information will be able to help an individual address both medical problems and get the alcohol rehab and mental health therapy he or she needs.

The VIPs Start an Alcohol Statistics and Facts Class

Another relatively recent addition to the drug and alcohol abuse prevention program is a class entitled “Alcohol Statistics and Facts.”  The reasoning behind this alcohol statistics facts class is the reality that several individuals are unsuccessful in their attempt to recognize the full impact of the effects of alcohol dependency and alcohol abuse without first hearing about some of the alcohol addiction and alcohol abuse statistics and facts that are available.  Consequently, one of the objectives of this class is to provide a variety of alcoholism and alcohol abuse facts and statistics to help workers gain a better realization of the large number of problems that are linked to excessive and hazardous drinking and how they can avert these problems from happening.

Most recently, Heather and the other VIPs, through observations from employees, created a class that focuses directly on acute drinking entitled “What is Alcoholism”?  This class meets every Thursday morning an hour before work and focuses predominantly on the differences between alcohol abuse and alcoholism, on the stages of alcoholism, and on the different forms of rehab that are available for people who have alcohol drinking problems such as people who drink in an abusive manner.

Even though each and every one of these preventative maintenance and health programs was anything but low-cost, the company leaders feel that they are many thousands of dollars ahead by providing all of their employees with a more productive, healthy, and safe working situation.

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