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Elena Fanjul-Debnam and Choo Kum Seng Take New Roles at Workplace Options

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The promotions of two key people will support the growth of Asia Pacific services and offerings provided by the world’s largest independent provider of integrated employee support, wellness, and work-life services

Global Employee Assistance Programs See Significant Rise in Reports of Workplace Sexual Harassment

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Workplace Options’ evaluation of counseling cases reveals a 50% increase in proportion of workplace sexual harassment cases from January to December of 2017 with the growth continuing into 2018.

Workplace Options’ CEO Acquires 7th Building in Raleigh

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Dean Debnam, CEO of Workplace Options purchased a seventh building in Raleigh supporting the company’s expansion

General Data Protection Regulation: Workplace Options Proceeds with Efforts to Ensure Compliance

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Spread the NewsEmployee support provider, Workplace Options, is working to ensure compliance with the new data protection law in the European Union (EU). The new regulation, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), will require compliance for all businesses that serve individuals from EU countries. GDPR is a complete overhaul of a European Union (EU) privacy law,…

Workplace Options’ CEO Acquires Fifth Building in Raleigh

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Dean Debnam, CEO of Workplace Options, purchased a fifth building in Raleigh supporting global expansion.

Workplace Options adds Stephen Galliano to head Global Relations

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25-year veteran of EAP industry brings wealth of knowledge, global experience to world’s largest integrated employee support, wellness, and work-life services provider

Workplace Options Fortifies Commitment to Europe with Acquisitions of ICAS France and ICAS Belgium

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Spread the NewsGlobal employee well-being provider combines strengths with domestic market leaders to create new possibilities for companies and employees across Western Europe     Raleigh, N.C. (March 10, 2017) – Workplace Options, the leading provider of integrated global employee well-being solutions, has acquired ICAS France and ICAS Belgium, two prominent and highly-regarded domestic employee…

Workplace Options Taps JB Gruet for Seat on Board of Directors

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Spread the NewsSenior Vice President of Global Business Solutions Helped Lead Company Through a Decade of Rampant Growth and Expansion.   Raleigh, N.C. (December 12, 2016) – Workplace Options, the leading provider of integrated global employee well-being solutions, is pleased to announce Jean-Baptiste (JB) Gruet as the newest member of its Board of Directors. Gruet…

New Data Shows Surge in Number of Employees Seeking Financial Help and Wellness Information

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Spread the NewsAnalysis of global employee support service reveals 38 percent increase in number of people seeking financial consultations; 22 percent rise among those looking for health and wellness information   Raleigh, N.C. (October 6, 2016) – Regardless of gender, geography or ideology, money issues have long been a top source of stress for people…

Workplace Options Makes Virtual Group Counseling a Standard Service for Clients Worldwide

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WPO’s new Virtual Group Counseling service gives employees who prefer or need the support of a group setting access to a safe, secure, and anonymous environment that offers both clinical oversight and useful social interaction.

Workplace Options’ Wellness Coach Training Program Joins Rarefied Ranks

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Spread the News Company’s Live Well Wellness Global Coach Training Program approved by the International Coaching Federation; Recognized among leading global coach training programs in operation.   Raleigh – (January 28, 2016) — Workplace Options (WPO), the world’s leading provider of integrated employee well-being services, is proud to announce that its global wellness coach training…

WPO Adds New Global Service Center in France

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From Lille, Workplace Options’ professional staff will provide clinical counseling and employee support services to employees and employee assistance program (EAP) partners across the EU.

Proactive, Text-based Employee Support Taking off Globally

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Micro-Solutions makes text-based employee support programs a reality.

WPO President Joins Anti-Bullying Organization’s Board

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Alan King joins the board of the Tyler Clementi Foundation to help fight the prevalence of youth bullying

Raleigh-based Workplace Options Opens its 12th Global Service Center in Bangalore, India

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Newest location continues run of global expansion – 5th new location in past 18 months

Workplace Options Introduces iConnectYou – One-Touch Access to Well-Being Support

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Company’s second iPhone app provides the flexibility to connect employees the right help at the right time through video, talk or text

Workplace Options Adds Eighth International Service Center in Portugal

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Leading global employee effectiveness provider expands reach with fourth new service center since 2013

Workplace Options Extends Work-Life Benefits to Early Childhood Educators across N.C.

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WPO is now providing early educators across North Carolina with a host of work-life benefits through a new partnership with the North Carolina Institute for Child Development Professionals (the Institute).

Workplace Options Recieves NCQA Certification for Credentialing Program

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Voluntary process evaluates physician verification services

January’s Over: Employees Weigh in on New Year’s Resolutions

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Spread the NewsRaleigh, NC, January 31, 2014 – It happens every year. On December 31, people make promises to themselves. Promises to lose weight. Promises to quit smoking. Promises that they will start to keep on January 1. As the year goes on, however, those promises are often broken. According to a new poll commissioned by…

Workplace Options Awarded ‘Work-Life Seal of Distinction’ for Third Consecutive Year

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Workplace Options Named to Inc. 500|5000 Fastest Growing Companies List

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Spread the NewsRaleigh, NC, August 20, 2013 – Workplace Options, a global employee effectiveness company and work-life services provider, has earned a position on the 32nd annual Inc. 500|5000 list, which recognizes the fastest growing private companies in America. This marks the third consecutive year that the company appears on the list. Workplace Options is…

Workplace Options Introduces Sixth International Employee Service Center

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Panama City will be our 6th international service center.

Workplace Options’ Global Website Awarded 2013 EAEF Innovation of the Year Award

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Spread the NewsRaleigh, NC, July 01, 2013 – Workplace Options, a global employee effectiveness company and work-life services provider, was awarded the 2013 Innovation of the Year Award for its Global Website, a customizable, multilingual website that provides access to its employee support service, information about related benefits and relevant educational articles. The award was…

More Than Half of Americans Think Employers Should Offer Benefits to Same-Sex Partners

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National poll of U.S. workers suggests that employees are in support of health insurance for same-sex couples, but don’t believe their employers offer them

Workplace Options and Mayo Clinic Announce Strategic Relationship

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More Than 40 Million to Gain Access to World-Class Wellness Programs

Workplace Options Extends Work-Life Benefits to Early Childhood Educators across N.C.

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Spread the NewsRaleigh, NC – February 8, 2013 – Workplace Options, a global employee effectiveness company and the world’s leading work-life services provider, is now providing early educators across North Carolina with a host of work-life benefits through a new partnership with the North Carolina Institute for Child Development Professionals (the Institute). Workplace Options is…

Workplace Options Earns ‘Work-Life Seal of Distinction’ for Second Consecutive Year

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Spread the NewsRaleigh, NC – January 24, 2013 – Workplace Options, a global employee effectiveness company and the world’s leading work-life services provider, was recently named as a recipient of the 2013 Work-Life Seal of Distinction from WorldatWork’s Alliance for Work-Life Progress (AWLP). The Work-Life Seal of Distinction was awarded for the first time in…

Workplace Options Promotes Laurie Hudson to Vice President of Business Solutions

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Spread the NewsRaleigh, NC – June 07, 2012 – Raleigh, N.C.-based Workplace Options, a leading global provider of work-life programs and employee effectiveness services, today announced the promotion of Laurie Hudson to vice president of business solutions. This is a new position at Workplace Options, created to leverage Hudson’s talents and skills relevant to growing,…

Workplace Options Renews Commitment to Domestic Partner Benefits in Wake of ‘Marriage’ Amendment Vote

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Raleigh-based global employee benefits provider announces plans to continue offering domestic partner benefits for all employees

Workplace Options is Awarded AWLP Work-Life Seal of Distinction

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World’s Largest Work-Life Benefits Provider Recognized on Inaugural Awards List

Workplace Options Introduces Fourth International Employee Service Center

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Service Center Offers 24-Hour Support to Asian EAP and Work-Life Customers