đŸ˜«Employees are burning out. Try these 4 strategies to help them

As people turned to rapid tests (if they could find them) over the holidays, worriedly swabbing their noses at the first sign of a sore throat, reports began popping up on social media that the nose might not be the best place to find an omicron variant infection at its earliest stages. Perhaps sticking the swab down your throat leads to a positive result at a time when swabbing your nose would come back negative for a few more days. And indeed, in England, for instance, the throat swab is a standard part of the rapid testing process. Now people are asking: should people using the tests available in the U.S. swab their throat, even though the instructions don’t recommend it? Read the full story here.
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Employee engagement dipped for the first time in a decade:
American workers were less engaged in 2021, according to a new Gallup study. This is the first time the statistic has dipped in a decade, in the midst of the Great Resignation and the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic. 
Healthcare workers in particular felt disconnected from their work, feeling unsupported, unheard, and unprepared.
Gallup researchers offered up some strategies that leaders can implement to help employees feel excited and involved in the workplace. They suggest clearer communication, making sure employees have the tools they need, and addressing manager burnout. 
Gallup’s study found that organizations that maintained a focus on these basic considerations had increased employee engagement in the past year.
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