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Today’s Young Worker Is Stressed-Out and Anxious

Today’s Young Worker Is Stressed-Out and Anxious

2020 certainly didn’t make things easy for young adult workers. COVID-19, an uncertain economy, racial tensions, and a divisive presidential election that led to riots and deaths have all taken a toll on mental health, particularly among younger adults. “Most of us think about coping with the loss of a loved one, but this past year, [younger] individuals also had to deal with the loss of important events, such as graduation, and a way of life, such as the inability to gather with social networks or go to the gym. What people used to be able to cope with in the past with normal coping strategies just isn’t working now, and they need a higher level of support,” said Meghan Stokes, a licensed clinical social worker and vice president of clinical services with BHS, a Baltimore-based company offering workplace wellness and EAPs.

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How to Help Your Team When You Transition to a New Job

How to Help Your Team When You Transition to a New Job

The time has come to tell your team goodbye: You got a promotion or a job at a new company, or maybe you’re retiring. Whatever your reason for leaving, you’ll need a solid exit strategy to keep your team on track, working and positive. With such a strategy, you’ll also be protecting your legacy as a caring, competent leader—and you never know who you’ll meet again along your career journey.

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Viewpoint: 5 Tips for Managing an Underperformer Remotely

Viewpoint: 5 Tips for Managing an Underperformer Remotely

While a majority of employers believe that that their employees will return to their workplaces after Covid-19’s impact diminishes, working from home isn’t going to disappear. As the manager of a remote team, you can’t afford to ignore underperformance from remote workers. Although you might assume that managing an underperformer in a remote environment would be more challenging (who wants to have a series of difficult conversations over Zoom?), there’s actually an upside.

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