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Monthly Archives: January 2019

How to Manage Difficult Work Conversations

It’s a part of the job many of us dread. Having a difficult conversation at work can be, well, intimidating. Whether it’s about delegating a problem between a manager and employee, addressing performance issues, or even letting someone go, these conversations can be the most taxing and stressful tasks for HR professionals. While there’s no way to make them pleasant, we have a few ways to make these conversations productive and respectful. 1. Organize Your […]

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When Planners Aren’t Enough: Seven Workload Management Tips for Your Office

As we’ve noted before, employees are stressed. According to the American Psychology Association, 39% of North American workers say that their workload is the main cause of their workplace stress.1 Managers or HR professionals may not be able to reduce the number of tasks employees have, but they can offer strategies that help reduce the stress that often comes with balancing multiple projects. 1. Introduce Meditation-Based Programs Have you ever looked at your to-do list […]

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The Top Seven HR Stories of 2018

It wasn’t easy keeping up with HR news in 2018. Every day seemed to have a new story you just had to read, so you’re forgiven if you can’t recall each crisis and headline. We’ve compiled seven stories to bring you up to speed as the new year begins. 1. Kathryn Moody, How to Better Accommodate Mental Illness in the Workplace, HR Dive Knowing how to handle mental illness in the office can be tricky, […]

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Be the Office Stress-Buster with These Tips

Stress is pervasive in the American workplace, and the American worker pays the price. A Stanford University study found that workplace stress costs American workers up to $190 billion in healthcare costs every year.1 Stress also influences alcoholism, heart disease, and more.  As the toll of stress in the workplace becomes clearer, more companies are starting to find ways to battle it. Employees of Talking Rain Beverage Co. have access to walking paths and hiking […]

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Please Don’t Come Near Me! Five Healthy Ways to Keep Sick Employees at Home

Everywhere you look in your office, you see people with runny noses and red eyes. Others are wearing heavy sweaters even though the heater is running. You even heard someone in the breakroom bragging about coming to work to finish a project despite having a 101° fever. Meanwhile, you’re thinking about bringing a business-casual hazmat suit to work. Even if they have paid sick time, American employees come to work when they’re sick. According to […]

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Five HR Blogs You Need to Read

As if it wasn’t hard enough to keep up with changes in HR technology, recruitment strategies, employment laws, and more, now you’re expected to keep up with what people are writing about all this stuff. It’s exhausting. Plus, who has the time to read through a bunch of blog posts only to realize the writers have no idea what they’re talking about? We’ve sorted through the buzzwords, spam, and all the other nonsense to track […]

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