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One way to create a supportive atmosphere at your business is to consider implementing a Gambling in the Workplace Policy. This addresses potential issues of concern regarding workplace gambling but also provides a safeguard to employees struggling with their gambling.

 

Did you know? Gambling is a Brain Disease. 

It is categorized as a substance-related and addictive disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual 5 (DSM 5).

An essential element of maintaining a supportive workplace is establishing guidelines and expectations that address potential workplace hazards. It is important that workplaces understand that gambling can be problematic and may impact the overall well-being of the company. Additionally, implementing a gambling component into your workplace policy sets boundaries and expectations that work to keep your workplace healthy.

 

What can Your Company Do to Engage Employees on the Topic of Problem Gambling?

  • Equip HR with talking points so they can have appropriate conversations with staff who may disclose a gambling problem
  • Post fliers and send email blasts to staff and share updated gambling information on ways to seek help if they or a loved one are in need of support
  • Schedule a company training that highlights the need for a gambling policy
  • Hold a team meeting to address gambling culture in the workplace, and develop ways to address the activity
  • Promote your company’s Employee Assistance Program
  • Talk to an Employee & Family Resources Prevention Specialists to get the tools your company needs to begin implementing a gambling policy

To learn more about the Gambling in the Workplace Policy please contact Employee & Family Resources at 800.327.4692

 

Life Happens. We’re Here to Help

Employee & Family Resources is here to serve you. Our work focuses on reducing the negative consequences of substance abuse and problem gambling through grants from the Iowa Department of Public Health. As a leader and innovator in the field of human services, Employee & Family Resources is dedicated to helping people manage life’s challenges so they can reach their full potential. EFR delivers prevention, intervention, and treatment services that support and enhance the health and wellbeing of individuals, families, and communities by providing professional and culturally competent services within three dedicated branches of EFR: Community Services, Substance Abuse Services and Workplace Services.

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