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Depression could be having a larger negative impact on worker productivity than most employers might realize, according to a new survey conducted by the Employers Health Coalition.
Nearly a quarter (23 percent) of the respondents to the coalition’s Impact of Depression at Work Audit (IDeA) reported that they had been diagnosed with depression at some point in their lifetime, and approximately 40 percent of those survey participants said that they had taken time off work to deal with their condition.
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Most veterans of the U.S. armed forces agree that translating the skills they acquired in the military into skills and experiences private-sector employers understand and desire is one of the toughest challenges they face when entering the civilian job market. And employers say the same thing: They know that veterans have the skills and discipline to get the job done, but they just don’t have a clear notion of how certain military skills apply to private-sector workplaces.
Move over Generation Y, Generation Z is set to take your place as the youngest generation in the workforce.
And if a new study is any indication, the latter have a stronger entrepreneurial spirit, are less motivated by money, are less entitled and will be better prepared for jobs than their Generation Y counterparts.
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A recent survey of the federal government’s chief human capital officers (CHCOs) pointed to an attitude shift among the top-level public-sector HR executives who report that they are now embracing change rather than merely preparing for its impact.
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