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6 Ways To Reduce Employees’ Stress During The Holidays

Employees’ Stress

Let’s face it.  The holiday season is a very stressful time, both at work and at home.  Great managers will be looking for ways to make the holidays a lot less intense for their team members.  Here are six basic ways of doing just that: Eliminate the pressure of “Secret Santa.” First, ask your employees if they want to discontinue this age-old tradition that often ends up being harder to execute than people expect.  Explain how forgoing Secret Santa gives the “gift of time,” since everyone will have one less gift to buy and wrap....

The Disturbing Signs That We Have A Long Way To Go In Closing The Workplace Gender Gap

gender gap

The #MeToo movement has shined a powerful spotlight on the gender gap in the workplace.  Not only did it reveal the prevalence of sexual harassment in the workplace, but it also highlighted the continued persistence of gender inequality. A recent survey by McKinsey & Co. and LeanIn.Org provides clear evidence of how men and women come into the working world in roughly equal numbers, but women immediately fall behind. (And these plummeting career ladder numbers are even worse for women who are minorities.) Women’s share of jobs at the following steps “up” the career ladder: Entry Level:  ...