Thinking beyond traditional borders

Leibow, Cathy
November 2009
Employee Benefit News;Nov2009, Vol. 23 Issue 14, p50
The article recommends actions to be taken by companies to help their employees who are suffering from the so-called recession depression. Among the common symptoms of recession depression include severe stress, sleepless nights and short tempers. The author says employers must efficiently and cost-effectively address the root causes of financial stress by carefully aligning benefits with business strategy. She states that companies must keep their communication policy open, frequent and effective.


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