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Behavioral risk management : how to avoid preventable losses from mental health problems in the workplace /
Rudy M. Yandrick ; foreword by Michael A. Freeman.
edition
1st ed.
imprint
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass Publishers, c1996.
description
xix, 410 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0787902209 (alk. paper)
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imprint
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass Publishers, c1996.
isbn
0787902209 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
1797332
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 402-403) and index.
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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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Review Quotes
"From his years as a reporter and observer on the Behavioral Healthcare beat, Yandrick has succinctly defined the evolution of workplace behavioral intervention programs. Social researchers Roman and Blum defined the EAP core technology years ago, and now Yandrick has successfully stitched the stuffing around the core to deliver an impressive fastball. 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 "It's filled with case studies and useful objective and subjective indicator lists. Whether you are an expert in behavioral health or a newcomer to the field, this is a must resource for your library." --Wayne N. Burton, M.D., vice president and medical director, The First National Bank of Chicago "Required reading for any work organization serious about excellence and looking for a compass to navigate the confounding waters of behavioral risk management." --Richard A. Turcotte, director, Occupational Health and Safety, BellSouth Telecommunications, Inc. "The health of business is no greater than the health of its people. Rudy Yandrick's book is the new essential instruction set for corporations today. His message: manage employee behavior intelligently or be noncompetitive. This book bridges the gap between dry and dusty human factors management and a healthy ecological system for people at work. A vital resource for organizations planning to survive into the next millenium." --John W. Roberts, workers' compensation program manager, University of California "A brilliantly written expose of the human dynamics of organizational function and dysfunction." --E. Scott Geller, professor of psychology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
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Main Description
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.
Long Description
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.
Bowker Data Service Summary
Here, the author shows how organisations can identify potential mental health problems and intervene to stop them before they have a destructive impact on the morale and success of an operation.
Table of Contents
Foreword
Introduction: The Paradigm Shift
Behavioral Problems in the Workplace
What Is Behavioral Risk Management?
Auditing Your Employees' Behavioral Risks
Assessing Organizational Factors That Contribute to Behavioral Risks
Determining the Right Strategy for Your Organization
Organizational Interventions
Behavioral Risk Training
Staffing the Behavioral Risk Management Function
Behavioral Risk Management in Action
Pre-Employment Screening: Catching Behavioral Problems Before They Walk Through the Door
Computers: The Means to the End
Navigating the Legal and Public Policy Issues
Behavioral Risk Management at Eye Level
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