Linked – At Black Hat, mental health is new focus for cybersecurity workers
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Linked – At Black Hat, mental health is new focus for cybersecurity workers

Good!!! “At this week’s Black Hat cybersecurity conference, panels about hacking automobiles and airplane WiFi are being interspersed with a new focus: mental health.” I don’t work in cybersecurity, but I know people who do, and the long hours and stress many of them have to deal with is off the charts. This has probably…

Linked – Employees who open up about depression are more productive, research finds
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Linked – Employees who open up about depression are more productive, research finds

This makes sense. It’s easier to be productive in an environment that feels safe and comfortable, as opposed to one in which we are always on edge and hiding, right? “Our research shows that where employers create a culture of avoidance around talking about depression, employees themselves end up avoiding work and even when they…

Linked – If job stress is killing you, it’s time to leave
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Linked – If job stress is killing you, it’s time to leave

The quote below reminded me of something I heard mentioned on a podcast interview recently. Unfortunately, I don’t remember which podcast it was, but the gist of it was that if we are seeing so many people leave stable employment to become “life coaches”, maybe we should look at how bad the workplace has become…

Should We Worry About People Who Run Social Media Accounts for Businesses?
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Should We Worry About People Who Run Social Media Accounts for Businesses?

According to this article, yes we should. And I tend to agree. It takes seconds to tag a brand, send a mean Tweet and publicly shame them into responding to a complaint in front of millions. But we often forget that there are still real people manning the phones, and hiding behind a screen doesn’t…

Linked – Employers ‘cannot ignore’ mental health in the workplace
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Linked – Employers ‘cannot ignore’ mental health in the workplace

This is, in all honesty, a question that we as a society need to come to grips with. It’s a stigma that exists inside and outside of the workplace, but perhaps we feel it most directly when it comes to work. “If I ring in sick with the flu that would be OK. What if…

The eDiscovery Industry – Still Burning People Out
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The eDiscovery Industry – Still Burning People Out

Recently, while meeting with a vendor doing a software demo, the sales rep for said vendor assured me that: “You’d have an assigned project manager, and you’ll have their cell phone number and can reach them anywhere, anytime, even if you have an issue come up at 2AM”. My biggest takeaway from that? There’s a…