Behavioral Risk Management: How to Avoid Preventable Losses from Mental Health Problems in the Workplace (Jossey-Bass Managed Behavioral Healthcare Library)

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Intervention Strategies for the Workplace

A Volume in the Jossey-Bass Managed Behavioral Healthcare Library

Yandrick has succinctly defined the evolution of workplace behavioral intervention programs. . . . This book is a must buy for every HR manager, management consultant, and EAP program manager concerned about the human elements of the workplace.
W. Dennis Derr, corporate EAP manager, Mobil Corporation

Behavioral Risk Management details how to identify potential mental health and behavioral problems on the job and outlines the intervention strategies that are most effective in preventing the behavioral risk.

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[Intro for Psychology series]To meet the challenge of escalating costs, organizations are realizing the advantage of reducing their employees demand for health care. One proven method of cutting health care costs, increasing productivity, and reducing financial losses is for businesses to develop effective interventions that address a variety of health and non-health related issues for such common employee problems as substance abuse and unhealthy lifestyle patterns.[Intro for management series]Total quality management. Reengineering. Team-based operations. American businesses are transforming how they make products and deliver services in what has been called the most significant reorganization since the Industrial Revolution. But one component has been neglected in this sweeping workplace transformation... the cost of high-risk human behavior. More reliable equipment and processes are meaningless if the workers on the job are breaking down. If today's businesses are to succeed, behavioral issues need to be given equal status with structural changes.Behavior Risk Management details how to identify potential mental health and behavioral problems on the job and outlines the intervention strategies that are most effective in preventing the behavioral risk. And to reduce the destructive effect on both the worker and the workplace, the author offers specific guidelines for evaluating individual and organizational behavior and risk exposure, measuring the effectiveness of current behavioral risk strategies, and introducing new programs, services and benefits that can be applied within the managed health care environment.The author demonstrates how decreasing a broad variety of problems not only saves on health costs but reduces absenteeism, high turnover, employee and customer lawsuits, workers compensation claims, and recruitment and training expenses. Behavior Risk Management is filled with illustrative case examples and suggestions for implementing eff

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Workplace interventions that address a variety of health and non-health related issues, such as substance abuse and unhealthy lifestyle patterns, have proven to be an effective method for reducing health care costs, increasing productivity, and reducing financial losses. Behavioral Risk Management demonstrates how organizations can implement these strategies to meet the challenge of escalating health costs by minimizing their employees' demand for health care.The author tells how to identify potential mental health and behavioral problems on the job and outlines specific intervention strategies to prevent them. In addition, he provides specific guidelines for evaluating individual and organizational behavior and risk exposure, measuring the effectiveness of current strategies, and introducing new programs, services and benefits that can be applied within the managed health care environment.

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