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The Hidden Danger of Presenteeism

Presenteeism affects your bottom line just as much as absenteeism. Studies indicate that presenteeism actually surpasses absenteeism in terms of lost revenue by $62 billion per year. The question is: what causes employees to lose focus regularly?

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How to Avoid an Absenteeism Problem

Chronic absenteeism becomes a problem for everyone in the whole organization, not just the employee involved. Discipline, even termination, may seem like a quick solution, but there are a lot of things to consider before taking that next step.

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Absenteeism: Causes and Costs

Chronic absenteeism costs employers billions of dollars a year. These figures don’t account for the dollars lost on decreased productivity. Absenteeism has negative impacts on your bottom line and on the health and well being of your workforce.

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5 Steps to Developing Employer-Employee Trust

Creating meaningful, trusting relationships can be a difficult task, especially between managers and employees. Trust is very complex and means different things to different people. It’s important to define what trust means for your organization.

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Promoting Positivity in the Workplace and Beyond

The most successful companies are the ones that promote positive workplace experiences. Recognizing the value of your employees is an important step in this process. Employees who feel valued are more productive and ultimately perform better.

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6 Programs to Boost Morale on a Budget

Companies with great reputations for employee engagement, such as Google, boast gourmet food for their employees, game rooms, nap times and childcare. But not all companies can afford to provide such amenities. How do you boost morale on a budget?

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Older Workers Need Balance, but They Won't Tell You

It's estimated that up to 50% of Baby Boomers have effectively retired "on-the-job," which means they are no longer being productive. This happens as a result of burn out, which is in turn caused the by the multitude of pressures that older workers are under at home and work.

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Understanding Gen Y: Attraction and Retention

Gen Y has a bad reputation, but they are often misunderstood. Like other generations, Gen Y's values have been shaped by events and experiences. Being able to appeal to those values is what will make your organization better able to attract and retain this important group.

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4 Generations at Work: What Do They Value?

About 90% of workplaces have as many as four generations working in them, and nearly 50% of these see intergenerational conflict. Managers that try to understand each generation's values are better equipped to manage the conflicts that result from these value differences.

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How to Make Job Sharing Work for You

Job sharing is a growing trend in flexible work scheduling. With this type of schedule, two part-time employees share one job that would otherwise be given to a single full-time employee. Job sharing can be complex, so in this article we clarify some benefits and best practices around job sharing.

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