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Is resilience the key to high levels of employee wellbeing?

What types of employees are able to maintain the highest levels of wellbeing? And what can companies do to ensure that as many of their staff as possible are happy at work? We asked Principal Research Fellow, Noeleen Doherty, for an academic’s perspective…

 

Lawmakers reintroduce bill to revise FEMA formula for natural disaster aid

Federal lawmakers from Illinois renewed their push Thursday to revise the aid formula used in determining how much the U.S. government provides to aid communities recovering from natural disasters. U.S. Sens. Mark Kirk and Dick Durbin and downstate House members Cheri Bustos, Adam Kinzinger, Rodney Davis, John Shimkus and Mike Bost reintroduced a measure meant to blunt existing Federal Emergency Management Agency regulations that they say penalize smaller communities in states with big cities like Chicago, reducing their ability to get aid…

 

Twitter chief vows to help Indonesia fight disasters

Twitter is hugely popular in social media-crazy Indonesia, with 13.6 million users in 2014 (File photo: AP)

Twitter is hugely popular in social media-crazy Indonesia, with 13.6 million users in 2014 (File photo: AP)

Twitter chief Dick Costolo said Thursday the microblogging site planned to work with Indonesian authorities to warn people about natural disasters that regularly hit the archipelago, from earthquakes to volcanic eruptions. During a visit to Jakarta, where Twitter opened an office this month, Costolo told reporters that he and Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla had discussions about “government and Twitter working together in times of emergency to make sure in events like flooding, that people can be alerted right away.”…

 

 

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