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Table of Contents
  • Sandy Hook murders: Grief and trauma counseling
  • Mental health toll emerges among Sandy survivors
  • How companies must adapt for an aging workforce
  • Preparing the workplace for 'deep diversity'
  • Health care premiums rise by an average of 62 percent since 2003
  • 5 must-have workplace policies to make life easier'
  • Workplace distractions take toll on output
  • Survey identifies measures to achieve fairer workplaces
  • Is it ever OK for a therapist to snoop on clients online?
  • Conquer negativity in the workplace
  • Study: Christmas break to offer 'no relief' from workplace stress
  • More employees need support, not parties, at Christmas
  • Report: Americans living longer, with unhealthy lifestyles


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    Sandy Hook murders: Grief and trauma counseling
    Decoded Science    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The immediate aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary mass murder included on-site counseling by the National Association of School Psychologists' national emergency team. Yet, counseling for trauma, and particularly for grief, has only recently been examined for efficacy. What measures can parents, professionals and society take to make this type of event less traumatic and less likely to occur again? More

    Mental health toll emerges among Sandy survivors
    The Associated Press via Modern Healthcare    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The image of his brother trapped in a car with water rising to his neck, his eyes silently pleading for help, is part of a recurring nightmare that wakes Anthony Gatti up, screaming, at night. Gatti hauled his brother out of the car just in time, saving his life at the height of Superstorm Sandy. The two men rode out the hurricane in their childhood Staten Island home and survived. But weeks afterward, Gatti still hasn't moved on. More

    How companies must adapt for an aging workforce
    Harvard Business Review    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The world's population is growing older, taking us into uncharted demographic waters. Business has been slow to plan for population aging, but delay won't be an option for much longer. More



    Preparing the workplace for 'deep diversity'
    North American Precis Syndicate via Scoop San Diego    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    By 2015, it's predicted that immigration will fuel half of all U.S. workforce growth; by 2035, this number may reach 100 percent. The good news for employers: These workers bring skills, experiences and cultures that can spark greater innovation and prosperity. More

    Health care premiums rise by an average of 62 percent since 2003
    CNN Money    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Average health insurance premiums for employer-sponsored family coverage soared 62 percent between 2003 and 2011, far outpacing the rise in wages, a new study found. By 2011, there were 35 states in which the annual premium equaled 20 percent or more of income, according to a study issued by The Commonwealth Fund. This compares to just one state in 2003. More

    5 must-have workplace policies to make life easier
    Employee Benefit News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Who doesn't want to make their work easier? Employers and human resources/benefits managers can prevent sleepless nights by addressing these common workplace issues in written policies and planning procedures. More

    Workplace distractions take toll on output
    The Wall Street Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Distraction at the office is hardly new, but as screens multiply and managers push frazzled workers to do more with less, companies say the problem is worsening and is affecting business. While some firms make noises about workers wasting time on the Web, companies are realizing the problem is partly their own fault. More

    Survey identifies measures to achieve fairer workplaces
    Personnel Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Employers that carry out equal pay audits, offer flexible working and aim to tackle unconscious bias in their organizations are more likely to benefit from diverse workforces and promote women to senior positions. This is according to a report by Opportunity Now and Race for Opportunity, the gender and race campaigns of Business in the Community, which identified correlations between specific actions taken by employers, and increased recruitment, retention and progression of ethnic minorities and women in the workplace. More



    Is it ever OK for a therapist to snoop on clients online?
    American Psychological Association    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Thanks to Facebook, Google and other social media outlets, curiosity can often be satisfied in a few keystrokes. But such technologies also present a dilemma for psychologists and psychology graduate students: Should you ever search a client online? More

    Conquer negativity in the workplace
    Business Management Daily    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    A large percentage of people have to deal with colleagues who frequently complain, according to a study by Cloud Nine Media. Such negativity isn't just annoying; re­­search shows it can also take a toll on the brain's ability to function properly. Persistent negativity can cause "declines in cognitive function, in­­­clud­­ing the ability to retain information and adapt to new situations," according to Trevor Blake, author of "Three Simple Steps: A Map to Suc­­cess in Business and Life." More

    Study: Christmas break to offer 'no relief' from workplace stress
    HR Magazine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The Christmas break may offer no relief from workplace stress for U.K. workers, with 73 percent of people worried that work will ruin their break, according to a study published by U.K. health cash plan provider Medicash. The study found that over a quarter of people surveyed, worried that they would end up missing out on the full Christmas break by having to work over the festive season, while over 23 percent worried that their Christmas would be plagued by thoughts of work. More

    More employees need support, not parties, at Christmas
    The Huffington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Christmas is a roller-coaster season, heightening both people's fun and any anxieties. Among employers, employees who overdo the festivities is less of a problem. Much more difficult is managing people who are struggling because of personal issues brought into worrying focus in the run up to Christmas. More

    Report: Americans living longer, with unhealthy lifestyles
    Reuters    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Americans have longer, but not necessarily healthier, lives due to high rates of preventable chronic disease, according to an annual report on the nation's health. Gains in life expectancy contrast with Americans' unhealthy behaviors, which have led to a 28 percent adult obesity rate, a diabetes rate of nearly 10 percent and a high blood pressure rate of more than 30 percent, according to United Health Foundation's 2012 America's Health Rankings. More


     



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