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25 Feb. 2016 Posted by aadams

Opiate Addiction: “That will never happen to me or my family.”

(Written by Aimee Hoffmann, FEI EAP Counselor)

Prescription painkillers and heroin make local and national news on a regular basis. While some may believe this will never happen to someone they know, it is impacting individuals in record numbers—even in the workplace.

10 Feb. 2016 Posted by aadams

A Nationwide Crisis: U.S. Life Expectancy Lower Than Comparable Countries

(Written by Ralph Metzner, FEI Director of Product Management)

A recent study shows Americans have life expectancies 2.2 years shorter than those in the United Kingdom, Japan, Germany and other European countries. That statistic alone would give pause, but even more troubling are the causes of death identified as contributing to the lower life expectancy: drugs, guns and motor vehicles. Being situationally aware and increasingly resilient are becoming more important than ever before.

27 Jan. 2016 Posted by aadams

Always Learning: Meet Raquelle

(Written by Raquelle Solon, FEI Business Solutions Engineer)

My name is Raquelle and I’m thrilled to join FEI. After spending 15 years working in crisis management and violence prevention, along with being a human resource manager and security executive, I thought I had a pretty good handle on understanding and responding to behavior. Yet there was so much more to learn, and I'd like to share some of my experiences from my first six months working with FEI’s crisis management and EAP teams.

13 Jan. 2016 Posted by aadams

The Summer Camp Mindset

(Written by Carol Hill, FEI Crisis Management Associate)

Did you ever go to summer camp when you were younger? You may remember how you soaked in all the details, but forgot the experience a few months later when daily activities shifted your focus and mindset.

The same shift in focus can occur with crisis management. After wrapping up drills and exercises, how can you maintain a crisis-centric mindset?

15 Dec. 2015 Posted by aadams

After the Tragedy: Is It Ever Really “Over”?

(Written by Ted Uczen, FEI President & CEO)

Trauma stays with us. It becomes part of who we are and where we have been while shaping our perspective, our reactions and everything we do. It is important we recognize and understand this in every interaction we have, whether it be on a personal or business level. Training ourselves and our organizations to be trauma informed should be on the radar for 2016, as well as part of our crisis management approach and how we do business on a day-to-day basis.