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21 Mar. 2018 Posted by aadams

De-Stigmatizing Mental Illness with Relationships and Respect

Raquelle Solon, FEI Business Solutions Engineer

Though major gains have been made in the de-stigmatization of mental health issues, the connection between mental illness and violent activity is once again at the forefront of national conversation. But what are we doing about it?

Perpetrators of violence are often found to have felt disrespected, bullied and alone. Through healthy relationships and mutual respect, our environments—workplace or otherwise—can blossom into cultures of dignity and kindness.

7 Mar. 2018 Posted by aadams

Disaster Recovery and the Kindness of Social Relationships

Randall Kratz, FEI Senior Account Manager

Compassion, kindness and our capacity to help others during times of crisis comprise the core of successful disaster recovery. Unique to human beings is how our brains have evolved to prioritize social relationships and, during critical incidents, provide psychological first aid.

The more connections we have and the stronger our bonds, the more likely we are to thrive both physically and emotionally before, during and after a crisis event.

21 Feb. 2018 Posted by aadams

Avoiding Common Workplace Injuries

Katie Moser, FEI Network Operations Specialist

Almost three million workplace injuries and illnesses were reported by private industry employers in 2016. Expand to all employer types and the number only grows.

Fortunately, most common workplace injuries can be mitigated or eliminated entirely with a little awareness and help from the organization. From falls to vision problems, we’ve compiled tips to reduce workplace injuries and keep employees safe.

7 Feb. 2018 Posted by aadams

The Difference Between Speaking Freely and Freely Speaking

Ralph Metzner, FEI Director of Product Management

The First Amendment right to freedom of speech balances an ethical regard for truth and basic civility. As the limits of free speech are continuously tested in contemporary discourse, personal choices will determine whether freedom of expression thrives or devolves.

Navigating speech and self-expression in the workplace too can be difficult. With the right training, organizations will successfully uphold civility while maintaining ongoing and
fruitful operations.

24 Jan. 2018 Posted by aadams

For the Good of the Group: Neighborhood Safety Tips

Terri Howard, FEI Senior Director

According to the National Neighborhood Watch, a neighborhood watch program “teaches citizens how to help themselves by identifying and reporting suspicious activity in their neighborhoods.”

Employees don’t want to worry about home security while at work. Knowing they can rely on trusted neighbors to maintain awareness, as well as take precautions to protect their own homes, helps assuage concerns of break-ins or other home crises.