Wellbeing

How to Know Whether You’re Giving Your Team Needless Work

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Blog
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How to Know Whether You’re Giving Your Team Needless Work
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Harvard Business Review
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Monique Valcour

Low-value work undermines employee well-being and productivity. Here's how to eliminate it.

Coping with the Effects of Emotionally Difficult Work

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Blog
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Coping with the Effects of Emotionally Difficult Work
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Harvard Business Review Blog Network
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Judi C Casey

Flexible Working Is Making Us Work Longer

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News Article
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Flexible Working Is Making Us Work Longer
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The Conversation
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Heejung Chung

Contrary to what you might expect, those with more control over their work schedule work more than those with less control. In fact, people have a tendency to work more overtime hours once they are allowed to work flexibly, compared to when they were not.

Steps to Take When You’re Starting to Feel Burned Out

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Blog
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Steps to Take When You’re Starting to Feel Burned Out
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Harvard Business Review
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Monique Valcour

Burnout hurts. When you burn out, you feel diminished, like a part of yourself has gone into hiding. Challenges that were formerly manageable feel insurmountable. There's a lot of stigma around admitting that you're overwhelmed, and that keeps many people trapped in a state of burnout. Here's what to do in order to rebound and sustain wellbeing.

Why Working in the Restaurant Industry Can be Hard on Your Mental Health

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News Article
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Why Working in the Restaurant Industry Can be Hard on Your Mental Health
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Boston Globe
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Judi C Casey

Shojo chef Mark O'Leary is a vocal advocate of work-life balance in the restaurant industry.

Seminar on Big Data and Employee Wellbeing

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Announcement
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Seminar on Big Data and Employee Wellbeing
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University of Sheffield School of Management, United Kingdom
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Noelle Chesley

The seminar series is funded by the ESRC and aims to critically explore the possibilities of Big Data in assessing health and wellbeing risks within organisations and for advancing knowledge on health and wellbeing prediction. It will be exploring the potential to assess the health and well-being of staff (and their organization more generally) via the vast amounts of data that are collected on their IT use.  

2016 CUWFA Conference Call for Proposals - Harnessing an Unbridled Spirit: Supporting Workplaces, Families and Lives that Thrive

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Conference
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2016 CUWFA Conference Call for Proposals - Harnessing an Unbridled Spirit: Supporting Workplaces, Families and Lives that Thrive
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College and University Work-Life-Family Association
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College and University Work-Life-Family Association

The 2016 CUWFA conference will be held on May 11-13, 2016 in Lexington, Kentucky.

Six New Year's Resolutions for Employers

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Blog
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Six New Year's Resolutions for Employers
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Huffington Post
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Robin Hardman

This year I’ve written some resolutions. The twist is, they’re not for me. They’re for employers. Specifically, they’re for all those employers out there who haven’t yet figured out that work doesn’t always have to be drudgery, that turnover doesn’t always have to be sky-high, and that it’s not only possible for a more humane work environment to co-exist with profits, it’s probable. 

Register for Webinar: An Introduction to the Community-Based Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Workforce Strategy

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Register for Webinar: An Introduction to the Community-Based Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Workforce Strategy
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Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse
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Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse

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Event: An Introduction to the Community-Based Healthy Marriage and  Responsible Fatherhood Workforce Strategy

Sponsor: OPRE Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse (SSRC)

Stressed, Tired, Rushed: A Portrait of the Modern Family

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News Article
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Stressed, Tired, Rushed: A Portrait of the Modern Family
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New York Times
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Monique Valcour, PhD CPCC
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