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Teleworking Has Come a Long Way for Workers

March 5, 2012
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National Telework Week, slated to start Monday, recognizes the financial and employee retention benefits of working remotely.
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Turning Off Email, Turning Up Productivity

February 29, 2012
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Execs find the best way to promote efficiency is to minimize online distractions.
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Chat Transcript: Is the Work-More Economy Working?

February 16, 2012
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Read the transcript from a live conversation with Senior Editor Ed Frauenheim about today's "Work-More Economy," in which job demands have risen. Are firms going too far, hurting themselves and workers? The live chat took place on Thursday, March 8, 2012, at 1 p.m. ET.
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Playing It Safe: A Look at Workplace Safety During the Roaring '20s and Now

January 4, 2012
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To celebrate Workforce Management's 90th anniversary, we're running a series of articles looking at important workforce-related issues with a then-and-now theme. The first installment deals with workplace safety in the 1920s and what's going on in that area today. Next month, we look at the 1930s and employer-sponsored pension plans.
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The Age of the Less-Ambitious Employee

December 19, 2011
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The bottom line is that a corner office—with all its demands—is less appealing. Here's how one consultant describes a common mindset today: “The headache isn't worth it. I'd rather be able to spend time with the kids.”
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Preventing Employee Burnout: Customized Solutions

December 16, 2011
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Employers are demanding more while employees are engaging less, but there is one way to keep your best workers from checking out completely—recognizing who they are and rewarding them accordingly
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When Teamwork Is Too Much

December 16, 2011
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EAPs: First Responders in a ‘Work-More Economy’

December 16, 2011
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Employee assistance providers say they continue to see a continued spike in employee calls for help in coping with added work pressures.
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Worker ‘Gas Tanks’ Close to Empty

December 16, 2011
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Scholars say employees have a reservoir of physical and psychological resources for fueling their work contributions—and those tanks are running low.
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Companies Pushing Workers Over the Limit

December 16, 2011
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Like Charlie Chaplin's character in the comedy Modern Times about an assembly-line worker who loses it after tightening one bolt too many, HR consultant Art Quinn says that when employees are pushed to their limits, the workplace can be a dehumanizing place.
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