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Employers Grapple With Rise in Workplace Suicides

August 31, 2009
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Educating employees on signs a colleague is considering suicide is a key element in its prevention, observers say.
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Mental Health Issues Affecting Large Number of Temporary Workers

August 14, 2009
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Workers hired for temporary or contract jobs face a higher risk of developing mental health problems such as depression, according to research by a medical sociologist at Montreal-based McGill University.
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OPM Work-Life Effort May Have Broader Impact

July 28, 2009
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During the past several months, President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama have called for employers to do a better job in establishing work/life balance programs.
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Sourcing Disappears as Applications Pile Up for Overwhelmed Recruiters

July 21, 2009
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With recruiting staffs running on fumes and vast numbers of workers applying for every open position, employers are cutting sourcing down to dangerously low levels.
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Harsh Reality: HR on the Edge as Economic Downturn, Layoffs Generate Stress

June 25, 2009
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As the economic downturn grinds on, HR managers are under stress like never before. An exclusive Workforce Management survey has found that overseeing layoffs and other recession-related matters has worn on many of these leaders, some of whom are considering leaving the profession altogether.
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Over HR Is It Time to Get Out

June 25, 2009
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Laying people off in this recession has caused a significant portion of HR professionals to consider exiting the field, according to Workforce Management’s HR Anxiety Survey. The study asked whether HR professionals’ experiences in conducting layoffs had prompted them to think about changing careers or moving to a different, non-HR role in their company.
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About the HR Anxiety Survey

June 25, 2009
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Workforce Management surveyed 372 HR professionals who are registered users of the Workforce Management Web site and who work at organizations of 100 or more employees where layoffs have been conducted in the past 18 months.
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SHRM Members Tap Local Chapters for Support, HQ for Information

June 25, 2009
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HR practitioners stressed out by delivering bad news during layoffs aren’t likely to contact the industry’s national organization for emotional support. Rather than serving as a massive employee assistance program, the Society for Human Resource Management is providing professional guidance to help manage the economic downturn.
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Survey Finds Few Firms Will Drop Mental Health Coverage

May 19, 2009
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Only a few employers are considering dropping mental health coverage in response to new parity rules that take effect for plan years beginning after October 3, according to a survey by the Partnership for Workplace Mental Health.
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5 Questions for Ari Kiev Patience in Face of Crisis

May 11, 2009
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For nearly 17 years, Ari Kiev was the in-house psychiatrist for multibillion-dollar hedge fund SAC Capital. While Kiev’s work has focused on hedge fund management, his insights could easily be embraced by executives looking for ways to improve the performance of employees.
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