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Mentally-Stressed Employees Hit Employers’ Bottom Line  

Workers struggling with their mental health are a big concern for 71% of employers who feel this dynamic is negatively impacting their companies’ finances. That's according to new research from The Hartford.

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Federal Agency Workers Get Surprise Time Off As Bonus For Hard Work  

Department of Homeland Security federal employees are used to working holidays, but last month they received an unexpected surprise from their boss. So reports Federal News Network.

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Online Imposter Threat Emerging As Big Concern

So-called deepfake technology is a rising concern for businesses at risk of being conned into sharing sensitive information with a work colleague, client or manager who is actually an imposter. So reports Society For Human Resource Management.

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Microsoft CEO Sounds Warning About Overworked Workers

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is citing his company’s own research to warn that white-collar workers may be laboring late at night to the detriment of their health. So reports Employee Benefit News.

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Federal Judge Sides with Supermarket Chain's HR Manager on Bias Case

A federal judge last month sided with Kroger ruling that a former employee can’t ask its human resources manager, who looked into his alleged disability bias claim, for some details pertaining to the underlying investigation. So reports Bloomberg Law.

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Anonymous Job Review Platform Has HR Concerned

A website that invites frustrated workers to sound off against their employers has human resource leaders worried about how those bad reviews are dished out. So reports CNBC.

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Microaggressions Lead to Women Burning Out In the Workplace

For women in the workplace, constant microaggressions over time can often go unnoticed by co-workers and eventually lead to burnout. So reports Employee Benefit News.

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Intelligent Hiring Key to Keeping Burnout at Bay for Moderna  

Moderna’s workforce faced tremendous stress as one of the major drug companies to produce the COVID-19 vaccine, so making sure their large millennial staff did not burnout was a top priority. So reports Fortune.

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What Are the Top Languages Most Desired By Employers?  

The COVID-19 pandemic that led to remote work being the norm for many employees globally also led to an acceleration of an existing trend of more employers seeking recruits who can speak more than one language. So reports Employee Benefit News.

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Yale University Strikes $1.29M Settlement Over Employee Wellness Suit  

Yale University has settled a class-action lawsuit aimed at its employee wellness program for $1.29 million. So reports BenefitsPRO.

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