By Monica E. Oss Employer demand for the issues traditionally addressed by employee assistance programs (EAPs) is growing. The prevalence of mental health and addictive disorders has risen over the past year. But other issues that affect workplace productivity—child care and elder care, legal and financial issues, workplace violence, and conflict resolution—are also increasing in importance. The percentage of the employees with access to an EAP has grown over time. In 2019, 91% of companies polled by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) said their organizations offered an EAP, up from 79% in 2015. A little over half (54%) of civilian workers are enrolled…
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COVID-19 Risk Management Plan August 11, 2021

We are excited to return to sunny southern California for The 2021 OPEN MINDS Management Best Practices Institute at the picturesque Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa, August 23-26, 2021. To help plan your in-person attendance, visit for a schedule of events happening throughout the week.

The resurgence of the COVID Delta variant has certainly created new challenges for the country and for our families. Fortunately, the available COVID vaccinations have been very successful in preventing symptomatic infections and illness. But I did want to let you know that our team at OPEN MINDS is committed to making our executive events as safe as possible and have an active risk management plan in place. I wanted to share with you the key elements of our plan:

We will continue to monitor any changes in the CDC recommendations for the continued safety of the public. If you have any concerns or questions, feel free to reach out to a member of our team at or by phone at 877-350-6463. We look forward to seeing you at The 2021 OPEN MINDS Management Best Practices Institute.

Monica E. Oss
Chief Executive Officer

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