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MANAGING STAFF

Helping your employees help Ukraine

By Lynne Curry My inbox flooded when I challenged readers “are you brave?” writing about the woman who crashed Russia’s main state news broadcast to protest the Ukraine invasion, https://bit.ly/3N21Wot and then challenged employers with “what’s occurring in the Ukraine creates widespread grief. Are there ways you can channel your employees’ anger and sense of powerlessness by offering them avenues to respond in humanitarian ways that support Ukrainians fleeing the invasion?” Many employers wrote me and asked “what can we do as coworkers and employers? Here’s how I answered: Employee mental health, well-being and support are within every employer’s scope. As your company’s leaders, you can act with empathy and meaningful support to help your employees weather the emotional impact of devastation in Ukraine. Coworkers can reach out with care and concern…. . . . read more

MANAGING STAFF

Employees say job pressures take bigger mental toll than COVID-19 fears

Managers, take note: As the pandemic drags on, the mental health of your staffers may be deteriorating as new survey results would suggest. In a recent survey, 57 percent of workers surveyed say their mental health has degraded since the start of the pandemic. The driving factor behind this decline: their workload. In fact, work pressures are so great that half of respondents say work demands are taking a bigger toll on their mental health than COVID-19. What’s more, the survey reveals a stark gender divide. Women are disproportionately suffering from work-related pressures—at more than 1.5 times the rate of their male counterparts. This is likely due to the combined pressure of work and home life. The survey, conducted by The Conference Board,  examines the declining mental health of workers… . . . read more

MANAGING THE OFFICE

Why taking your vacation is worth the hassle

If you can’t remember the last time you took a vacation, you’re not alone. While American workers are stressed, they’re not taking time away from work…


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CHANGE MANAGEMENT

Are changes in your law firm leading to employee stress and distrust?

The American Psychological Association recently surveyed 1,500 U.S. adult employees and found that the negative effects on employees of changes in the workplace are…


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