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[NOT WORKING OUT] Employers preparing for “epic talent war” in 2022

"Nearly nine in 10 (89%) respondents said recruiting and hiring will be either somewhat or very challenging for their HR function in 2022, followed by employee retention (79%), workforce planning (67%), and vaccine mandates (66%)."

[MOVIN’ ON] Pandemic driving relocation to lower-density areas, family

"United Van Lines' 45th Annual National Movers Study, released January 3, indicates that US adults were on the move to lower-density areas and to be closer to their families throughout last year."

[WELL CONNECTED] Staying active tied to better connections between brain cells

"When older adults stay active, their brains have more of a class of proteins that enhances the connections (synapses) between neurons (nerve cells in the brain) to maintain healthy cognition, a study published January 7 in Alzheimer's & Dementia reveals. This protective impact was found even in people whose brains at autopsy were riddled with toxic proteins associated with Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases."

[WELL OILED] Olive oil intake linked to lower risk of death from chronic conditions

"Consuming more than 7 grams (>1/2 tablespoon) of olive oil per day is associated with a lower risk of mortality from cardiovascular disease, cancer, neurodegenerative disease and respiratory disease, according to a study published January 10 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Replacing about 10 grams/day of margarine, butter, mayonnaise and dairy fat with the equivalent amount of olive oil is associated with lower risk of mortality, as well."

[CLEAN IT UP] Toxic corporate culture top driver of Great Resignation

"Toxic corporate culture is the top predictor of employee attrition in the Great Resignation and is 10 times more important than compensation in predicting turnover, according to research released January 11 in MIT Sloan Management Review. Job insecurity and reorganization was a second, albeit, distant driver, followed by high levels of innovation, failure to recognize employee performance, and poor response to COVID-19."

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