An estimated one in 10 adults in the United States suffer from depression. It’s time to do something about this. Here are nine tips to help your company and your most precious asset, your employees, deal with depression:
1. Make your business a great place to work.
2. Understand subthreshold depression.
3. Know how to offer help to a depressed employee.
4. Help educate employees on self-care.
5. Make use of National Depression Screening Day.
6. Promote the Employee Assistance Program.
7. Be inspired by eco-therapy practices.
8. Use full-spectrum light blogs.
9. Use the depression calculator.
Read on for more insight into these nine tips on OPEN Forum.
"Text messaging can lead to serious employment issues, including lost productivity, discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims," says lawyer David Reischer, COO and founder of LegalAdvice.com. “A small business should have an employee-texting policy and make efforts to enforce such a policy.”
Read on to learn about what your company texting policy should have.
We know, we know: You’re incredibly busy, and your team is supposed to help you meet the goals you’ve set to keep your business operating like a well-oiled machine. But don’t forget: Your team is made up of people, not robots. If you find yourself barking orders more often than not, there’s an easy fix:
Set up individual, once-a-week check-ins with each of your employees or, if your company is too big for that, with each of your direct reports. If you dedicate 30 minutes every week to meet with each of your team members, you’ll be able to guide them as needed and stay on top of what’s happening with them on the work front.
Read on for four more ways to fix common management mistakes.