A New study finds that deadlines are the biggest contributor to stress in the workplace

A recent survey by the job search website CareerCast revealed that of the eleven things that cause stress in the workplace, deadlines are the biggest contributor to the stress that employees experience. According to the report “Employees were asked what was the biggest contributing factor to their stress and the survey found that the most …

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Ability to get along with others is an “essential function” under the ADA

We are all aware that mental problems qualify as disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the ADAAA as long as that mental disability substantially limits one or more major life activities, such as the ability to work. However, if that mental condition is combined with being violent the individual may not be covered. …

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Working for your supervisor may be stressful but it is not a disability

One of the more interesting cases I have come across lately involves an employee who claimed a disability due to the stress she experienced working for her supervisor and having to deal with Human Resources. The accommodation she was seeking was first an extended medical leave and then permanent reassignment to a different department. The …

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4 Tips to Help Employees Reduce Stress During Times of Transition

Today’s post brought to you by my friends at SocialMonsters.org. SeaWorld Entertainment made headlines in December when it announced CEO Jim Atchison will step down as part of its plan to shave $50 million in costs amid dwindling attendance. As part of the plan, several positions will be eliminated or restructured. Atchison himself will transition …

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Do busy days make for bad ethics?

In HR we deal with the fallout from rules being broken, procedures not being followed, and decisions being made that don’t meet the ethics of the organization. If you have ever wondered why people do those things the answer may be in their work schedule, so says a new study. Busy people A study published …

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Things That Stress Out Your Employees Scenario #204: A Personal Relocation

There are alot of things that can result in someone not giving the company their best work and undivided attention during work hours. A wedding, a divorce, birth of a child, illness of a family member, personal illness, impending Super Bowls, etc. HR people are generally tuned into paying attention to these things, and in …

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