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Working on addiction in the workplace

When unaddressed, alcohol and other drug use disorders in the workplace are costly and dangerous for organizations, as well as individuals. There are many good examples of successful programs and resources available that can help, and with over 22 million Americans currently in recovery from alcohol and other drug use disorders, creating a drug-free workplace is entirely possible. ...




School principals at higher risk of burnout, depression due to workplace stress, survey finds

One in five school principals is overwhelmed by workplace stress, a survey has found, with an expert saying the results point to a "looming crisis".
 


Key points:

Survey found almost half of principals have faced threats of violence at work
One in three experienced actual violence
Half of all principals worked 56 hours a week, 27pc worked up to 65 hours



 
Results from the Principal Health and Wellbeing Survey 2017 revealed almost half of respondents had faced threats of violence at work, and one in three had experienced actual violence. ...




Does a New Study Underestimate Wellness Programs?

Benefits of health promotion go beyond immediate savings, wellness advocates say
The widely reported results of a new study suggest that workplace wellness programs don't work. But is that the whole story?
The researchers behind the study were based at the University of Chicago and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where they designed and then examined a workplace wellness program available to 3,300 university employees. ...




How to Protect Your Relationship from Work Stress

In today’s “always-on” culture, the boundaries between our personal and professional lives are often blurred. Many jobs demand constant connectivity, and we feel stress from work long after we leave the office—unless we learn to “detach. ...




Get More by Giving More: Developing a Culture of Learning and Loyalty

In today's fast-paced business world, companies are constantly trying to compete by restructuring business processes to be better, faster, and cheaper. As the primary recruiter at Interact Marketing, I have constantly tried to optimize our interview, selection, and on-boarding process to maximize talent, and minimize attrition. ...




City becomes first to offer student loan repayment benefits: Who’s next?

Here’s yet another sign that student loan repayment benefits are more than a passing fad. 
 
The City of Memphis just announced the Student Loan Reduction Program, which was created specifically to help employees with their student loan debts.
 
With the program, which is being administered for the city by Tuition. ...




How Office Popularity Is Just Like High School

Unfortunately, it really matters.



Maybe, in high school, the A-listers all sat together at a lunch table far, far away from yours. Maybe the social pecking order kept you off the cheerleading squad. Maybe the only thing more painful than not being asked to the prom was your mother’s suggestion that you go with your friends. ...




New Bill Would Ban Mandatory Arbitration for Sexual Harassment Claims

Attorneys say employers need to address issues long before a claim is filed
 
A bipartisan bill was introduced in the U.S. Senate that would make it illegal for businesses to enforce mandatory arbitration agreements for sexual harassment and sex discrimination claims. ...




Annual dinner to promote teacher diversity in local schools

The seventh annual John E. Baker Legacy Dinner is taking place Friday at Farmington Country Club to raise scholarship money for the African American Teaching Fellows.
 
The Fellows organization provides African-American undergraduate students with scholarships and training in exchange for committing to teach in a public school in Charlottesville or Albemarle County. ...




Anti-bias lessons help preschoolers hold up a mirror to diversity

Some California preschools are getting children to participate in conversations about racial differences at an early age by introducing an anti-bias curriculum that teaches kids about diversity and inclusion. Against a backdrop of national divides over race, these educators use art projects and discussions to infuse a powerful message into the classroom. ...