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In tight labor markets, studies show that job satisfaction is critical when it comes to employee retention.  However, it’s not an easy thing to measure, since job satisfaction lies in the “eye of the beholder.” Nonetheless, it’s smart to try.  In our own employee surveys, we’ve found that it’s the answers to indirect questions that provide the most...
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The news has been shocking lately.  Suicide rates in nearly all 50 states have increased substantially over the past two decades – by as much as 30 percent.  Depression is the underlying cause (taken to the extreme), but depression also impacts productivity and absenteeism. Have you considered the cost of untreated behavioral health issues to your employees and your organization?  It’s worth some thought. Let’s...
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Are you happy with your employee health clinic’s activity?  If you are, you’re one of the few. All too often we hear a comment like, “Our employees love our clinic – they visit every year to get a flu shot.  Hmm. . .” Flu shots are important, but if that’s all your employees get from your...
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