Civil Unrest and Employees: When Community Concerns Become Workplace Challenges

Continuity Insights

Civil unrest describes disruptive situations, such as protests or strikes, caused by a group of people in response to complex challenges. FEI’s Terri Howard examines the relationship between civil unrest and the workplace for Continuity Insights, including the role and responsibilities of employers when navigating sensitive community issues that potentially fuel unrest.


Viewpoint: Why Respect, Dignity and Kindness Are Foundational Workplace Principles


The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has partnered with Security Management magazine to bring relevant articles on key human resource topics and strategies including FEI Business Solutions Engineer Raquelle Solon’s viewpoint piece on supporting a company culture of dignity and respect in the #MeToo era.


Building a Hostility-Free Workplace

Security Management Magazine

From managerial bullying to multigenerational conflict, maintaining dignity and respect in the workplace can sometimes be a challenge. In the Security Management Magazine article “Building a Hostility-Free Workplace,” FEI’s Raquelle Solon details how security managers can ensure workplaces are resilient through training, sound policy and the use of an EAP.


Airport Aggression: A Real-World Mandt System Story


Featured on the Voluntary Protection Programs Participants’ Association’s November blog, FEI’s Raquelle Solon shares an example of how Mandt training and the practice of situational awareness helped her de-escalate conflict at the airport.


Mental Health in the Workplace: Spreading the Word to End Stigmas

Facility Safety Management

FEI Senior Account Manager Randy Kratz addresses the complexities of mental health and the workplace for Facility Safety Management magazine, covering topics such as stigma, common behavioral health concerns, warning signs and the benefit of an EAP.


Taking Control: Stress Management While on the Go

Corporate & Incentive Travel

FEI Senior Account Manager Michael McCafferty shares strategies for managing the stress of our busy work lives for Corporate & Incentive Travel Magazine. By recognizing the effects of everyday stressors and understanding options for help—including the availability of an EAP benefit—employees can better maintain a healthy work-life balance.


Turning Conflicts into Solutions

American City & County

In American City & County article “Turning Conflicts into Solutions,” FEI Business Solutions Engineer Raquelle Solon outlines strategies for turning disagreements into opportunities for positive change and enriched workplace relationships.


Peer Support: Building Up From the Inside Out

Social Work Today

FEI Senior Account Manager Randy Kratz explains what peer support is, how it benefits the workforce and ways to create a robust, long-term peer support program for your organization.


Keeping Residents Safe with Disaster Preparedness Plans

McKnight’s Long-Term Care News

Federal regulations require that Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing homes must have written emergency plans that are regularly updated. In a guest blog for McKnight’s Long-Term Care News, FEI’s Michael Bugenhagen discusses how to best plan and prepare for disaster, train employees and keep residents safe during times of crisis.


Handling Ideological Divides and Protests on America’s College Campuses

Campus Safety Magazine

Vivian Marinelli is speaking at three Campus Safety Conferences in 2018. In preparation for her presentation on handling protests and controversial speakers in a university setting, Campus Safety Magazine published Marinelli’s article on planning strategy when assessing the risks associated with free speech on campus.


Helping the Helpers: Supporting the Resilience of First Responders

Risk Management Magazine

FEI Senior Director of Crisis Management Services Vivian Marinelli outlines best practices for recognizing stress and developing resilience in the field of emergency response.


The Best Defense is a Good Offense: Preparing for Natural Disasters

Occupational Health & Safety

2017 proved a volatile year in natural disasters. FEI Crisis Management Operations Specialist Carol Hill discusses how businesses can prepare for natural disasters by having strong disaster recovery, crisis communications and aftermath recovery plans supported by regular training
and drills.


The Cybersecurity Challenge

Association Conventions and Facilities Magazine

Vivian Marinelli, FEI’s senior director of crisis management services, joins cybersecurity experts to evaluate the threat of ransomware, the pitfalls of free Wi-Fi and safety precautions when combating hackers.


Maximize Efficiency by Minimizing Workplace Injuries

Occupational Health & Safety

In “Maximize Efficiency by Minimizing Workplace Injuries,” featured now on the Occupational Health & Safety blog, FEI Network Operations Specialist Katie Moser provides suggestions for decreasing the likelihood of common workplace injuries while identifying harmful environmental conditions.


Workplace Cyberbullying: Employee Harassment in the Digital Age

Employee Assistance Report

Employers are responsible for developing policies and procedures that help prevent workplace harassment including cyberbullying. To improve employee morale, keep productivity high and create a safe workplace culture, FEI Business Solutions Engineer Raquelle Solon provides guidance for proactive action against bullying in the March edition of Employee Assistance Report.


Managing Conflict through Workplace Civility

Industrial Magazine

Conflict in political and social spheres also impacts the workplace, leading to strife between coworkers. FEI’s Dan Potterton addresses how employers can reduce confrontation by fostering a culture of workplace civility through training and example-setting in the January/February 2018 issue of Industrial Management, a publication of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers.