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Handling Thorny Issues – Dealing with Mental Health Problems in the Workplace

Mental health problems and the threat of suicide are complex issues that can be difficult to manage in the workplace.  As one in four people will be affected by mental health issues at some point in their lives, it is important that employers clearly understand the importance of their role in helping an employee with mental health problems. Often employers …

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Resolve Workplace Conflict Now: Steer Clear of the WRC!

Employment related disputes can arise in all organisations between employees or between management and employees.  And this can happen whether the environment is unionised or non-unionised.  Dealing with these disputes is challenging on a number of fronts. Firstly, resolution of such problems requires conflict management skills which management might not have. Secondly, even managers with the right skills can have …

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Social Networking: A Minefield for Employers!

Social media networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and Instagram have become major and influential social communication tools. According to a recent social media and employment survey carried out by William Fry Solicitors, 81% of Irish employees’ access social media sites while at work – with the average worker spending approximately 56 minutes per day on such sites.  These …