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Manage Stress for Better Health … and Productivity

Recent research shows stress-induced worker moods affect your productivity as well as their health. Here’s a tool for teaching workers to manage stress, for their good and yours. If you’ve ever wondered whether the mood your workers are in actually affects the job they do, yesterday’s Daily Advisor pointed toward an answer. That answer came […]

New EEO-1 Form Must Be Used Starting in Fall

by Amy M. McLaughlin The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) require certain employers to submit an EEO-1 report to provide specific demographic information about their workforce. The EEO-1 report has been revised, and beginning in September 2007, you’ll be required to use […]

iPods at Work: Help or Hindrance?

Companies are issuing iPods to workers to enhance training and communications. But along with the benefits have come serious policy questions. Once you mostly saw them dangling from the ears of teenagers hanging out near the local high school. Now you see them worn by the forklift driver in the warehouse, the receptionist on break, […]

It’s All About Respect

As workplaces become more diverse, the need for co-workers to show respect for each other grows. This new program may help build it at your organization. A recent Daily Advisor article talked about maintaining worker respect for management authority. That’s one of two kinds of respect in a workplace. The other, equally important, is respect […]

Holiday Season (and Year-Round) Stress: How to Handle It

Today’s workforce operates under high pressure, especially at holiday season. Here are some tools to help them handle the load. Holiday season is one of the most joyous times of the year, but it’s also one of the most stressful. Gift buying fever is at its peak, and the malls are jammed. Even worse are […]

ADA vs. FMLA: A Training Tool to End Supervisor Confusion

With millions of employees about to request leave to meet caregiver obligations, supervisors need to understand the Family and Medical Leave Act and how it relates to the ADA. The solution lies in the tool you use to train them. Since it arrived after World War II, the Baby Boom generation has rocked American society, both […]

Wal-Mart in the Hot Seat for Internal Memo on Health Care Savings

Wal-Mart’s executive vice president of benefits recently drafted a memo to the board of directors proposing ways for the company to save on health care costs by attracting a “healthier, more productive workforce.” Among other things, the memo suggested that all jobs at Wal-Mart be redefined to include some level of physical activity–such as requiring […]