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Manager Focus: Keeping Employees Engaged and Productive

According to Gallup’s new State of the American Workplace report, 33% of U.S. workers versus 70% of employees at the world’s top companies are actively engaged in their work. That’s a very staggering difference. Each year, billions of dollars in productivity is lost because of disengaged workers, and employers incur enormous costs to replace talented people who […]

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Manager Focus: How EAPs Can Help Reduce Absenteeism

Employee absenteeism remains a challenging problem that faces workplaces and HR departments, but it’s a normal cost of doing business. Unfortunately, few organizations can identify exactly how much it costs when it comes to their company’s bottom line. Industry experts estimate that absenteeism can have an enormous cost, with estimates ranging from 14.2 percent of […]

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Coping with Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Worrying about an upcoming presentation or feeling nervous about a trip to the dentist are pretty commonplace emotions that happen in all of us. However, when those feelings get out of control, it’s time to seek help. Generalized Anxiety Disorder, or GAD, occurs when a person continually worries about everything, or often, seemingly nothing at […]

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Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder

When winter’s doldrums set in, it’s common for many of us to slip into the blues and not really understand why. Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, is a type of depression that occurs during a particular season of the year, typically fall and winter, when the days are shortest and we don’t see as much […]

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