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Kathryn Lynch-Morin

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When "Rightsizing" Is a Must

Posted by Kathryn Lynch-Morin on Jul 10, 2019 2:52:37 PM

Rightsizing—the long-term move to get the right people into the right seats within an organization—almost always involves letting people go. But that doesn’t mean that the process can’t be approached strategically.

You, as a manager, must be prepared if your company is planning to layoff several employees at once. That means knowing how timing and details affect the situation of rightsizing, even if it is an ongoing process. 

Workforce attrition is one of the easiest—and least uncomfortable—ways to rightsize your organization. The slow but steady method can be realized by not filling vacant positions and/or putting in place a hiring freeze. Because the responsibilities of departing employees may need to be shifted to remaining staff, this method requires a strong alignment between organizational goals and talent management.

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Topics: learning, Ulliance

Want Lower Employee Turnover and Higher Workforce Engagement?

Posted by Kathryn Lynch-Morin on May 15, 2019 12:48:44 PM

Increase Company Culture

Try these 3 tips to inspire a positive company culture.

A positive company culture can’t be created overnight, nor can it be created with a single, year-long initiative.

Developing a positive company culture is an intentional practice that requires buy-in from all employees and consistent fostering by company leadership. But there really is no one-and-done solution to creating a positive environment. That might be why 64% of all employees do not feel they have a strong work culture, according to a study from TruPath.

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Topics: culture, happiness on the job, Company Culture

5 Ways of Letting Healthcare Workers Know You’ve Got Their Backs

Posted by Kathryn Lynch-Morin on Apr 17, 2019 1:52:45 PM

Reduce Employee Burnout

Try these 5 ways of letting healthcare workers know you’ve got their backs.

Caring for others, while very rewarding, can be taxing work.

 Worker burnout, the syndrome caused by feelings of emotional exhaustion at work, poses a serious risk to the healthcare industry. Studies from the Mayo Clinic and the American Medical Association have found that burnout rates among healthcare providers are high—and continuing to rise.

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Topics: the cost of employee turnover, employee retention, happiness on the job, Employee training

We’ve Been Robbed! What Do We Do Now?

Posted by Kathryn Lynch-Morin on Feb 28, 2019 8:38:56 AM

Help employees to emotionally recover after the crisis.

Each year, tens of thousands of armed robberies take place in the United States.
While the robbery itself may be over in just a few moments, the negative effects on employee
victims can last much longer.
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Topics: employee assistance program, EAP, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD)

Move It, Move It! Businesses benefit when employees get regular physical activity.

Posted by Kathryn Lynch-Morin on Feb 26, 2019 1:38:47 PM

Modern-day technology and gadgets have made our lives and work easier—but these marvels have also made it much easier for us to sit. A lot.

As our lives become more sedentary, the risks associated with physical inactivity increase. According to one study, physical inactivity shortens life expectancy and increases the risk of many undesirable health conditions, including heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, and breast and colon cancers. 

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Topics: employee assistance program, wellness, Nicotine cessation, quit snmoking, corporate smoking cessation programs, workplace wellbeing, comliance, well-being, the cost of employee turnover, employee retention

More Is Needed Than an Apple a Day

Posted by Kathryn Lynch-Morin on Feb 21, 2019 10:34:43 AM

Teachers, their students and their school districts benefit from wellness programs.

We already know employee absenteeism hurts productivity and increases health care and other costs, but those effects are magnified when the employee is a teacher.

Teachers get sick just like the rest of us. But when they do need to take a sick day, school districts end up paying the absent teacher and shelling out cash for a substitute. Pay for subs can run $130 a day in some states, and sometimes more, if the substitute is highly experienced or needed long term. A 2018 study from Excellent Schools PA found that absent teachers in Pennsylvania, which has one of the highest teacher absentee rates in the nation, cost the state an average of $114 million per year.

And, while sick days aren’t entirely avoidable, there are ways to help teachers take control of their well-being.

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Topics: wellness programs, cooking videos, workplace wellbeing, well-being, the cost of employee turnover

Tips to Resolve Workplace Conflict

Posted by Kathryn Lynch-Morin on Feb 13, 2019 1:28:19 PM

Use these three proven strategies to help employees keep their cool—before tensions get out of control. 

Although we might wish otherwise, workplaces aren’t immune to conflict. In fact, when stakes and tensions are high, conflict is practically a guarantee.

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Topics: employee assistance program, workplace, EAP, workplace wellbeing, anti-harassment training, Crisis in the workplace, #RiseAbove, well-being

Help Employees Prevent Annual Holiday Weight Gain

Posted by Kathryn Lynch-Morin on Nov 6, 2018 9:03:30 AM

These healthy eating tips can become a part of your wellness program.

Office potlucks. The annual holiday party. Beth’s famous sugar cookies. 

From Thanksgiving until New Year’s Day, there are dozens of overindulgence opportunities just waiting to derail us from our regular healthful eating and exercise habits.

According to a study from the New England Journal of Medicine, the average American gains weight during the holidays every year, and if we don’t stick to our resolutions, those pounds can add up over time.

Healthful eating is just as important as fitness for maintaining employee wellness. But it can be challenging to incorporate such practices into your wellness program. Helping your employees stay happy and healthy will lead to a more engaged and productive workforce. Focus on overall employee wellness can also help reduce absenteeism and better increase job performance.

And it’ll help your bottom line.

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Topics: healthy cooking, wellness programs, workplace wellbeing, well-being

Help Co-workers Cope & Recover After an Employee Death

Posted by Kathryn Lynch-Morin on Oct 30, 2018 1:38:27 PM

A Ulliance management consultation provides managers with effective strategies to guide workers through difficult times.

Dealing with the death of a co-worker is very difficult for everyone on staff. That’s because colleagues spend many hours each day together, work toward common goals and frequently become friends. The loss of a co-worker can often leave lasting effects on the workplace.

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Topics: employee assistance program, workplace wellbeing, Employee Death, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD)

Prevent Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Posted by Kathryn Lynch-Morin on Oct 11, 2018 11:45:57 AM

Implementing 5 key steps helps to ensure a safe and secure environment
The culture of workplace sexual harassment is changing, even as #MeToo effects continue to
ripple throughout many industries. But there’s still work to be done—and prevention is the key
to creating a work environment free from harassment.

Employers are responsible for creating a safe and secure environment where workers are not
faced with harassment, or fearful of potential fallout from reporting such incidents.
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Topics: sexual harassment training, anti-harassment training, Sexual Harassment awareness training, #MeToo

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