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Want to know the number one reason top employees quit? You may be surprised.

Career advancement? Bigger salary? Better bonuses? New opportunities? It’s got to be something like that, right? A 2011 survey by Towers Watson (1) asked HR managers why their best people quit.  They came up with five possibilities, none of them surprising – except that they were all wrong. When the researchers asked 10,000 employees why

Stress-related presenteeism: the costs, causes and solutions

We all know the high cost of absenteeism, but the cost of presenteeism is all too often ignored, even though the cost to business is much greater. What is presenteeism? It’s when staff turn up for work but are unable to perform effectively and productively due to poor wellbeing or ill health. But at least

Managing the risk of burnout in your best staff

A highly engaged workforce – isn’t that what every business wants? A study in January 2011 by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) which surveyed 2,737 workers found that 18% reported their job was “highly stressful”.  There’s so much research coming out on the rising tide of workplace stress that such figures perhaps