How to Help Your Remote Employees Manage Workplace Stress Around the Holidays

Remote Employees Holiday Stress

Money and work continue to be “significant stressors” as tracked annually by the American Psychological Association’s (APA’s) Stress in America Survey, with nearly two-thirds of adults (63%) reporting one or the other to be a major source of stress. Not to mention the added factor that Americans have been profoundly affected by the COVID-19 crisis. The holiday season can add an entirely new level of demands on the mental state of your employees, with the pressures of remote work, meeting year-end deadlines, competing for bonuses, and managing time for family, contributing to a broadly shared sense of unease during a global pandemic.

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Anti-Malware Protection: A Gift That Keeps On Giving

The Need for Anti-Malware Protection 

The holiday season is an exciting time for both consumers and fraudsters. The hustle and bustle gives criminals ample opportunity for cyberattack, phishing and malware infections. 

It’s especially important that you’re prepared for the influx of phishing schemes and cyberattacks that you can expect this holiday season. No matter what time of year, we strongly recommend that you protect your computer and other devices with anti-malware or anti-virus software. In fact, security experts detected 172 million malware attacks just in Q2 of 2016 alone. 

Many of you may be wondering: “Who cares? Who needs anti-malware software?” This guide will walk you through the need for anti-malware protection during the holidays and year-round. Plus, see which free anti-malware programs are recommended to protect your devices without breaking your budget.   Continue reading

Don’t Let Grinch-Worthy Holiday Scams Get You Down

Holiday Scams

The holidays are a time for family, friends and the inevitable rush of snagging a great holiday deal. But don’t think you’re the only one excited for the holiday shopping season — scammers have created their own “season of scams” and your name is definitely on their list. 

A shocking 40 percent of online fraud happens during the last three months of the year, according to Trustev. This spike in fraud and related scams intersects the holiday season as consumers get lost in the hustle and bustle of shopping, traveling and prepping for the upcoming celebrations. Continue reading