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Productivity Hacks: Changing Employees Mindset about Stress

Stress is one of the great silent killers of modern times. In a study of 30,000 American adults, researchers found that people who experienced a lot of stress in the previous year had a 43 percent increased risk of dying. But that was only true for people who also believed that stress is harmful to […]

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June 5, 202012:56 pm
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Three Steps to Improving Your IT Department’s Communication Skills

By Patrick Hubbard, Head Geek™, SolarWinds The stereotype of IT workers spending their working days secluded in a small dark room in the distant corner of the office may have evolved over the years, but communication and interpersonal skills are still rarely seen as key attributes for the modern IT pro. However, all that is […]

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June 5, 202012:39 pm
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Virtual Wellness: Ways to Keep Employees Engaged During the Pandemic with Lucy Bennett-Baggs, Founder & CEO of Just Challenge

The sudden shift to the “new normal” creates a new level of complexity for employers and HR leaders when it comes to taking care of employees’ wellbeing. Studies have found that these feelings of struggle and stress are not signs that ones are unwell or ‘broken,’ but they are signs that something important needs attention. […]

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June 4, 20202:29 pm
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Employees’ Wellbeing and Belongingness are Businesses Top Priority

Having surveyed approximately 55,000 business leaders over 10 years, The Social Enterprise at Work: Paradox as a Path Forward becomes one of the longest longitudinal studies. This study was commissioned by Deloitte, examining top workforce trends for 2020 and ways business leaders can blend technology and people to create lasting value for themselves, organisations, and […]

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June 3, 20201:21 pm
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Workplace Stress Intensifies? Here’s What HR Can Do

Going back to the normal life we used to have is nearly impossible because the fear of COVID-19 has crawled into most people’s mind, thus affecting their mental health. Kaiser Family Foundation survey revealed that depression and anxiety are already roiling the nation as the pandemic surges. Nearly half of Americans report the coronavirus crisis […]

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June 2, 20201:23 pm
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Employees Concern about Return-to-Work Measurement

Nearly two-thirds (64 percent) of businesses are very confident with their safety measurements amidst the new normal of the work environment, recent survey found. Meanwhile, 83 percent anticipate changing workplace safety measures, while 43 percent anticipate making remote work a permanent solution for roles that can accommodate it.  See also: HR Top Priority during COVID-19 […]

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May 29, 20201:51 pm
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Majority Workers Believe 6-Hour Workday Will Improve Productivity amid COVID-19: Survey

The traditional workplace as we know it has shifted due to the COVID-19 outbreak, resulting in a more remote workforce. As people gradually return to work, most believe that fewer working hours could increase productivity levels, according to a recent study by CareerAddict.com. The results revealed that 74 percent of workers believe that 6-hour workdays […]

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May 28, 20203:30 pm
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Post-Pandemic: Industries that May Have a Hard Time to Rebound

Significant interventions in response to the coronavirus usher businesses to adjust rapidly to the changing needs of the customers, suppliers, and overall operational environments. While some businesses might find it comfortable to adjust themselves to such a new market, most small businesses might have to struggle harder. If small business owners do not take preventive […]

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May 28, 20201:53 pm
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Cigna Study Shows Relationships Flourish but Work-Related Stress Rises During COVID-19 Period

Family and other relationships have improved since start of pandemic, with people feeling less isolated than pre-COVID-19 More people feel ‘always on’ at work, with a marked increase in work-related stress Cigna’s (NYSE:CI) International Markets business, in partnership with Kantar, today published its first Cigna COVID-19 Global Impact Study. Part of Cigna’s annual 360 Well-Being […]

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May 28, 202011:42 am
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2 Major Signs of Burnout & What TO DO

Burnout at work is real and might be more common than you think. Gallup Workplace survey found that among 7,500 full-time employees, nearly one-fourth (23 percent) reported feeling burnout at work very often or always. Another 44 percent reported feeling burnout sometimes. Respondents stated that reasons for having this frequent burnout include workload pressures, tight […]

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May 26, 20201:24 pm