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Weekend Round Up: Stress, Productivity and Employee Engagement

November 15—November 16, 2014

As the holidays approach, discussions about stress in the workplace continue. However, we’re starting to look forward to 2015 and reconsidering hiring and productivity, especially with the economic pressures of a falling unemployment rate. Are your employees engaged, are they productive, or are they ticking time bombs if stress looking for their next job with every available minute?

Tim Sackett: Do Your Employees Really Like Your Organization?

This blog post is based on this research study from Spherion, and the findings may hit you. One of the takeaways is that employers need to take succession planning and leadership development seriously now. If you’re putting all your resources into Baby Boomers, it’s time to take a look at the next generation in your office. Find the full study here:

Fast Company: The Not So Silent Office Productivity Killer

All those wonderful conversations employers are having with their team can be the most distracting productivity killer for those not involved. While we can block out constant noise (think the baristas’ chatter and bean grinder in a coffee bar), conversations that we ca almost hear are much, much  harder to ignore. There is a solution—and it’s not no noise, but just the right amount and a place for employees to concentrate.

Inc.: Are We Living in the Golden Age of Workplace Stress?

One more article about workplace stress…As the holidays approach, stress is rising and shows no signs of abating. But, there is good news on the horizon. The Milliennials, even though they push against a standard workday and check their phones truly 24/7, are not interested in a high stress work life, for their entire lives. They are demanding a new deal, and their insistence may be the impetus for change we need.

Inc.: 10 Ways to Improve Internal Communication [INFOGRAPHIC]

As the economy shows improvement and the unemployment rate drops, employers may struggle to hire. But, one solution to getting more done with less is improving internal communication. Once your employees are communicating effectively, efficiency and speed will increase your productivity. Check out the infographic for more—spoiler alert: communication and employee engagement are tantamount here.


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