When Does Stress at Work Keep You up at Night?

Workplace stress is the most commonly reported cause of trouble sleeping. To learn more about what actually disrupts our sleep (and what actually makes us feel tired), let’s break workplace stress down to the 7 basic sources identified by a large-scale analysis of 79 research studies (also see this previous post about workplace stress). These are the 7 basic sources of workplace stress: […]

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Top 5 Ways Stress at Work Can Make You Sick

It is estimated that employee stress costs US companies between $200-300 billion annually. Between the direct and indirect costs including healthcare, compensation claims, absenteeism, turnover, and reduced productivity, it all adds up.   A recent large-scale analysis crunched the combined numbers from 79 research studies spanning several decades. With all this data, they identified 7 sources of workplace stress that […]

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How a Person’s Name Biases Our Perceptions

The satirical newspaper The Onion often derives its great sense of humor from presenting seemingly absurd scenarios that are actually grounded within very real phenomena. One of their classic articles from almost 20 years ago, ranked here as one of the top 10 stories on their 25th anniversary, focuses on the way that we perceive people based simply upon their […]

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Are You Making the Right Decisions? 4 Things You Need to Know

The process of decision making almost always involves some degree of uncertainty. Some strategies can be more valuable, more beneficial, or less risky than others—but how do you really know what works best? In this post we describe the 4 things that you need to know in order to really find out. For the sake of simplicity we will limit […]

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Equal Opportunity Hiring is a Valuable Opportunity for Employers

You have probably noticed that some job postings include a statement at the bottom indicating that the organization is an “Equal Opportunity Employer.” What you might not realize is that the organizations that make such statements are just as likely to discriminate in the hiring process, sometimes even more so! While employers increasingly endorse values of fairness and equal opportunity, discrimination remains […]

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