Doug McDaniel serves local communities and on Continuum's Board of Directors

Doug McDaniel serves local communities and on Continuum's Board of Directors

With over 35 years in human resource administration, Doug McDaniel knows a thing or two about what makes employees and organizations successful.

In his current role as Human Resources Director at the City of Lincoln/Lancaster County, his department serves both branches of local government, which includes about 3,400 full- and part-time employees, and those who fill close to 700 seasonal positions.

“Public sector work is demanding, but also very rewarding,” Doug said. “You are working for the people you live with in your community, making your community better in so many ways.”

The work these employees perform requires diverse skill sets and includes law enforcement, adult and juvenile detention, fire, emergency medicine, public works (water, streets, waste, etc.), libraries, parks and recreation, services for the aging, building and safety, planning; all of the things that make a city or county operate, he said.

As an employee of a Continuum member company, Doug appreciates the positive effect a quality employee assistance program can have in helping to reduce turnover and improve an employee’s work experience.

And as President of Continuum EAP’s Board of Directors, Doug uses his experience in public and non-profit organizations to support Continuum in its mission of providing quality services to the organizations it serves.

Doug encourages others not to view employee assistance programs as just another item to add to a “menu” of benefits, but to look at EAP as an extension or tool for managers and employees.

“Continuum has a great history in the Lincoln community and surrounding area,” he said.

Doug referenced the longevity of staff, the continuity, leadership, both past and present, the great breadth of services without having lost sight of the main mission, as some of the secrets to Continuum’s success.

There is a tremendous return on investment attached to appropriately used EAP services and Continuum will give you the largest ROI, Doug said.

“Continuum’s services can compete with anyone out there, I am that confident in our staff and our leadership,” he said.

Our Customers Say it Best

  • Hexagon Lincoln
    Hexagon Lincoln

    “Hexagon views Continuum EAP as a key business partner and a valued resource for our employee populace. Continuum provides high-quality — and confidential — educational and counseling services for “Team Hexagon.” The professional staff is always available and willing to help at a moment’s notice.”
    - Matt Becker, Human Resources Manager, Hexagon Lincoln

  • NebraskaLand National Bank
    NebraskaLand National Bank

    “Continuum has been such a great benefit for NebraskaLand National Bank. Once a month we offer employees a “Lunch ‘N Learn” where we feature a Continuum HelpNet webinar and provide lunch. We have received great feedback from employees and attendance continues to increase each month.”
    - Stacey Dawkins, Human Resources, NebraskaLand National Bank

  • Lincoln Electric System
    Lincoln Electric System

    “Continuum remains proactive in offering monthly workshops that address what organizations are currently experiencing in today’s work environment. They are also a great resource when wanting to bring customized training on site to address topics relevant to the larger employee population. The Continuum staff has been professional, helpful, cooperative and effective.”
    - Anita Schinstock, Learning & Development, Lincoln Electric System

  • Duncan Aviation

    "We look to Continuum as a strategic partner, in helping our employees cope with stress at work and at home, which leads to improved work performance, decreased absenteeism, and greater workforce retention."
    - Leon Holloway, Team Member Services Manager, Duncan Aviation

  • Assurity Life Insurance
    Assurity Life Insurance

    "Continuum is part of Assurity's high performance culture. Trust has been created for associates who use their services for personal life issues but also for work issues whether they refer themselves or a supervisor refers them. Continuum's expertise demonstrated by all staff aligns to our mission and values and helps associates understand there are resources available for them and their families. The value the Assurity Team receives from Continuum is a measure of performance and risk management. I have worked with them for over 20 years and would choose them over the other two employee assistance programs that I have worked with."
    - Jan Zoucha, Assurity Life Insurance

  • NE State College System
    NE State College System

    "The Nebraska State College System has been very pleased with the services we've received from Continuum. Continuum's experience and expertise have served our employees and College administrators very well. Continuum is extremely responsive and skilled at coaching, consulting, and providing a variety of employee assistance services. In addition, our employee feedback from training sessions has been very positive."
    - Kristen Petersen, General Counsel & Vice Chancellor, NE State College System

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