The Cost of Stress: 3 Things Every Company Should Know

Work can be stressful. A recent list of the most stressful jobs in 2013 shows some that we might expect: Military personnel, police, firefighters, airline pilots, taxi drivers, journalists, reporters, and some corporate executive roles. These jobs tend to involve major stressors such as physical danger, separation from family, long hours, or intense public scrutiny. But there’s much more to […]

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What really drives employees’ happiness?

For those who who prefer pictures to words, check out the infographic below this post. In a culture dominated by money, we often forget that a job can provide many different kinds of benefits to people, from friendship to influence to intellectual stimulation.  Money is only one of many motivators, and some would argue it’s one that does a poorer […]

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Can your employees tell you the truth? A few gray areas

From the first, we tend to take an employee’s words at face value.  We assume an applicant’s resumé is roughly accurate, even though most sources estimate that at least a third contain falsehoods.  In an interview, some of us blindly believe what applicants say (even though this can’t be everybody’s dream job). Others ignore the details of what they’re saying, […]

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