Christmas depression? – Not Again

Holidays are often a time of joy and celebration, but for some people they are anything but. One of the things that makes Christmas more difficult is that there tends to be a long build-up about it; the shops are full of decorations and gifts and there’s a bombardment of media during the holidays showing images of smiling families and friends, people at parties eating and drinking seemingly without a care.

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Suffering from Blame Culture at Workplace? Learn How to Avoid Stress

A huge majority of employees from different industries blame their coworkers if something goes wrong and feel that they have been overloaded with work. If you feel the same, you are not alone as stress at the workplace is quite common.

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Dry retching every Monday: Australia’s most traumatic jobs

This article is written by Emma Reynolds and is originally published in News.com.au.

THE day Peter Kirwan sat his children down and admitted he wasn’t doing a good job as a parent was the hardest of his life.

The Sydney firefighter’s decline was a slow one, which he traces back to the day he was injured in a fire truck collision and damaged his back, leaving him suffering from chronic pain.

“Here I was, a 36-year-old male firefighter who suddenly had his whole future turned upside down. It wasn’t the way I had intended my future to be.

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Employers and employees at odds on benefits

This article is originally published in the HRD Australia.

Think employers and employees are on the same page when it comes to the value of benefits? Think again.

In fact, 57% of Australian employers believe their benefits packages are a major factor in worker attraction and retention, but only 36% of employees agree that their packages met their needs, according to the 2017 Willis Towers Watson Asia Pacific Benefits Trends Survey.

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Japanese business Piala Inc. gives non-smokers six extra days of leave: Would this happen in Australia?

This article is first published in SmartCompany. You can view the original article here.

A Tokyo-based marketing firm has gifted non-smokers six extra days of paid holiday after complaints from staff that employees who trekked outside for a smoke break each day were working shorter hours.

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