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Susan M. Heathfield

Contributor, The Balance Careers
HR expert, Conservative, writer, consultant, company owner, great cook, reader. Loves change, challenge, teaching. Forward-thinking HR.

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Mental health at work is something that people would like to ignore, but just like physical health, good mental health is critical to workplace success. When you understand the sources of stress, you can take steps to ensure that you are healthy mentally.
Employees leave bosses, not jobs, but what can bosses do to make employees happy? Bosses think they've fulfilled their duty with a paycheck, but that's not enough if you want a happy workplace. There's one attribute employees want more than anything.
You wanted a job in Human Resources because you like people. But, liking people is not enough. There are many skills every HR manager needs to become truly successful. Here are 10 of them—and not one of them is liking people (although that does help).
Checking references is time-consuming and often unsatisfactory in obtaining the information needed to determine if an individual is a suitable job candidate. Despite legislation that provides protection for references, many employers refuse to offer much.
Halloween in the office is an annual team building, employee morale-boosting celebration that is fun for all. You can celebrate Halloween in the office. Engage employees in team building and relationship building events, festivities, fun, and food.
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