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    RV-SHRM Monthly Meeting - May

    Date: May 27, 2014, 11:30am – 1:30pm
    Holiday Inn - Valley View ~ Roanoke, VA
    $20 Members / $25 Guests
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    Stress in the Workplace: Issues and Solutions

    Stress is an epidemic in our society, and impacts businesses in multiple ways: staff absenteeism, increased health insurance claims, the greater likelihood of accidents, employee turnover, and poor inter-personal relations on the job. What can you, as a human resources professional, do to assist your company in managing employee stress? What are some methods to boost staff morale and strengthen productivity?

    In this talk, you will learn about the nature of stress and how it affects both employees and employers. The speaker, Andy Matzner, a licensed clinical social worker and stress management consultant, will then share ideas and tools that you can use to create a more positive workplace environment.

    Learning Objectives:

    1.         Participants will understand the nature of workplace stress.

    2.         Participants will be able to identify the consequences of stress on staff.

    3.         Participants will learn different strategies for mitigating workplace stress.

    Andy Matzner, MSW, is a psychotherapist in private practice and licensed clinical social worker. He holds a Master’s degree in cultural anthropology from the University of Hawaii. Andy teaches psychology and mental health skills at Virginia Western Community College. He was the director of clinical education at East Mental Health for 2 1/2 years and continues to provide training throughout the Roanoke valley. In addition, Andy is a stress management consultant and facilitates stress reduction and resiliency training workshops for both businesses and non-profit agencies. You can learn more about his services at


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