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The COVID-19 pandemic is not only challenging the way Americans live on a daily basis, but also posing significant economic threats that could have a lasting effect on their financial well-being.
The World Health Organization (WHO) now considers employee burnout to be a syndrome. In previous editions of the WHO’s International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11), burnout wasn’t considered a serious condition, and its only listed symptom was exhaustion.
Employers of all sizes are dealing with a labor shortage and difficulty hiring new employees.
Power outages are an unfortunate reality and often strike fast and unexpectedly, leaving employees looking for answers. Often a result of severe weather, a power outage can leave a workplace without the heat or lights on, and the impact can extend to employees’ homes—and their personal safety.
Based on the number of unforeseen natural disasters since the turn of the century, including COVID-19, terror attacks in New York and Boston, hurricanes like Harvey, Irma and Maria, and major industrial accidents in Louisiana, Texas and the Gulf of Mexico, it is clear that businesses must be ready for the worst. Disaster planning means coming up with a business contingency plan.
Unfortunately reports of workplace violence have become all too common. According to a recent Society for Human Resources Management study, almost one quarter of American workers have reported that their workplace has experienced at least one instance of workplace violence.