Managing a multigenerational workforce

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There’s a lot of discussion now about the Millennial generation in the workplace, as members of this group form a growing percentage of the employee base. Smart businesses learn how to bring out the best in their people across all generational lines.

While generational differences can pose business challenges, they may provide opportunity as well. Diversity of thought leads to a more innovative work environment and new approaches and ideas. Consider these suggestions for recruiting and retaining talent in a workplace that can now span up to five generations. Continue reading

Is job insecurity making employees sick?

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Job-related stress is causing the American workforce to suffer from both physical and mental ailments, according to new research from Ball State University.1 This study indicates that heart disease, loss of sleep and psychological distress are common among employees who feel their jobs are not secure.

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Absenteeism: When it’s more than calling in sick

Sick LeaveOccasional absences from work are unavoidable; people get sick or injured, have to take care of others, or need time during business hours to handle personal business. Excessive absenteeism, however, can present a real challenge to employers.

Absenteeism is defined as the habitual pattern of absence from the workplace. It costs U.S. companies billions of dollars each year. 1 Continue reading

Behavioral Health Issues Continue to Vex Employers

Businesspeople sitting and talkingWith one in five people in the U.S. dealing with a mental health situation on a daily basis,1 many employers continue to struggle with the best ways to address mental health issues in the workplace. May is Mental Health Awareness Month – a good time to take stock of behavioral health care services available to employees. Continue reading

Finding that Elusive Work-Life Balance

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Most of us feel like there just aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done. We are constantly juggling the demands of work and home to try to keep up. Add in the pervasive nature of technology, and many employees feel that they are “on duty” 24/7. How then to strike the right balance to achieve and maintain work-life balance?

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