How the loneliness epidemic is hurting workplaces

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Despite improvements in technology making it easier than ever to stay in touch with loved ones, loneliness is on the rise. Earlier this year, the US Surgeon General, Dr Vivek Murthy, declared loneliness a public health epidemic.  And with a growing number of businesses adopting remote and hybrid working arrangements, as well as a labour force with new priorities following the Covid-19 pandemic, this issue is impacting workplaces, too. In the 2023 State of the Nation Report, one in three Aus

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