CATEGORY: Employee Relations

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How to Handle Job Stress

Posted by Eric Friedman

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'>'> While some amount of stress – such as having a schedule with deliverable dates – can help in workplace productivity, too much stress can have the opposite effect, making workers less productive, and even leading to depression and other health issues. Workers who are stressed are less committed to their jobs, and have more absences and a higher level of turnover. According to the World Health Organization, “Stress results from a mismatch between the demands and pressures on the person, on the one hand, and their knowledge and abilities, on the other. It challenges their ability to cope with work.” The demands and pressures of a job can be addressed by looking at how your organization is structured. Are the expectations re [...]
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The Generation Divide in Workplace Communication We Face as Managers

Posted by Jessica Miller-Merrell

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'>'> With four generations active in the workforce, communicating effectively with each individual in his or her preferred style is one of a manager’s many challenges. We’ll take a look at each generation’s preferred method, and how to develop a communication strategy to satisfy each employee in his or her own unique way. The oldest generation in the workplace is getting ready to retire, and the newest is about to start a first part-time job while still in high school. Knowing about communication styles is an important skill to possess as our workplace gets more diverse. '>Traditionalists (1922-1943) Their communication style is a direct reflection of their generation name. Traditionalist feel that no news is good news. As a sup [...]
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