Thursday, March 6, 2008

Powerful Workplace Newsletters for Employees

Welcome to this new blog on helping your company maximize its productivity and service capability with a wellness and productivity enhancing newsletter for employees. My name is Daniel A. Feerst, LISW-CP, CEAP. I am a licensed clinical social worker and certified employee assistance professional who is author of the WorkLife Newsletter distributed to the 12,000 employees of the U.S. Congress.

My key goal in this blog is to increase your company's productivity and reduce its exposure to financial and human losses resulting from the behavior of employees and supervisors in all aspects of their interaction with the each other, the material environment, customers, and very importantly their families. You and I are going on a journey together, and I am going to show you how you can keep your company newsletter powerful and effective, so it super-charges your employees by serving as a communication vehicle that becomes one of your most valuable and enjoyable risk and loss reduction strategies.

We will discuss alcoholism and drug addiction, injury issues that protract worker recovery, increasing job satisfaction, conflict and personalities problems, preventing accidents, how to reduce your insurance premiums by managing behavioral risk better, and how employee assistance programs can make your organization "cook with gas!" if they are established correctly. You'll pump out more profits with less stress, or service humanity better if your mission is service, all because you are investing in effective communications that enhance human resources--your organization's most precious resources.

All of these issues can be addressed with an effective internally distributed newsletter that delves a little deeper than the standard "eat these five vegetables" type of wellness newsletter. The workplace has changed in case you haven't noticed. I am going to help guide though it using my 30 years experience in helping employees and business organizations go the next level of job satisfaction and reduced exposure by teaching you (not so humbly) how to do it with effective newsletter communications that will enhance and build on any other programs or services that you currently have in place that support this mission.

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