More than Half of U.S. Employees Say Technology Makes Them Feel Isolated
Aug. 21, 2018
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 21, 2018--More than half of U.S. employees say technology (smartphones, social media, etc.) has resulted in more feelings of isolation, according to ComPsych® Corporation. ComPsych is the world’s largest provider of employee assistance programs and is the pioneer and worldwide leader of fully integrated EAP, behavioral health, wellness, work-life, HR, FMLA and absence management services under its GuidanceResources ® brand.
Do you think that technology (smartphones, social media, etc.) has resulted in people feeling more isolated?Yes, it keeps people from being present and having live interactions with others – 57% Somewhat, it can be a distraction from live interactions with others – 38% No, it does not detract from human interaction – 3% I don’t know – 2%
“As the largest employee assistance provider, ComPsych offers computer-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CCBT) to those who prefer it, but we recognize that it’s not a replacement for in-person counseling and the need for personal connection, especially in light of the loneliness epidemic,” said Dr. Richard A. Chaifetz, Founder, Chairman and CEO of ComPsych. ”It’s important for behavioral health providers to offer the full spectrum of treatment modalities and to still encourage face-to-face interaction to address mental health issues.”
ComPsych ® Corporation is the world’s largest provider of employee assistance programs (EAP) and is the pioneer and worldwide leader of fully integrated EAP, behavioral health, wellness, work-life, HR, FMLA and absence management services under its GuidanceResources ® brand. ComPsych provides services to more than 45,000 organizations covering more than 100 million individuals throughout the U.S. and 160 countries. By creating “Build-to-Suit” programs, ComPsych helps employers attract and retain employees, increase employee productivity and improve overall health and well-being. For more information, visit www.compsych.com and follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/ComPsych.
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KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA ILLINOIS
INDUSTRY KEYWORD: HEALTH SMALL BUSINESS MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL SERVICES HUMAN RESOURCES INSURANCE
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