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An all too familiar feeling? Sergey Mironov via Shutterstock

Firms wake up to profit potential from our declining sleep habits

Rest “is for wimps” – or so many would have us believe. In a world where “time is money” and there “aren’t enough hours in the day”, hard-working people are sleeping less and working more. This in itself…
Psychological detachment can help you recover from work related stress. Flickr/Stuart Pilbrow

Overworked? Good habits, not holidays, are the answer

Australians work very long hours compared to workers in other developed countries. But evidence shows that employees who work more than 48 hours per week, or are overcommitted or over-invested in their…
How you feel at work directly affects how you feel about work during leisure time. Alan Cleaver

Clock off, switch off: tips to stress less outside work hours

Australians are busy at work. We report very high levels of intensive working compared to other industrialised countries. And while it’s difficult to fully disconnect from work as we head home for the…
Time to clock off but will you still be at work? Johninnit

Culture of overwork overshadows better, more balanced lives

We often talk about work-life balance but for most of us it might be more appropriately called work-life imbalance. The recent sad death of a Merrill Lynch intern sparked the company to review working…
Mining workers suffer a significant toll from the hours they work. AAP/Wesfarmers

Mine workers and their families suffer the toll of shift work

The shifts worked by mining and energy employees are detrimental to sleep patterns, mental health and family life, the preliminary…
The changing nature of the workforce means parental leave is increasingly important. AAP/Tracey Nearmy

Small business gets flexible to retain quality workers

Small businesses that invest in paid parental leave and other work-life balance programs are more likely to retain quality…
Organisational leaders have demanding roles and face intense scrutiny of their performance. Dave 77459/Flickr

The power of control and reducing stress at work

For many, work means stress and as we all know, too much stress can lead to ill health. But research showing that people in positions of power are not very stressed, may hold clues for how workplaces can…

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