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Millennials And Gen Zers More Likely To Quit Their Job For Mental Health Reasons – CBS Chicago

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(CBS Local) — About half of millennials and 75 percent of Gen Zers have left a job because of mental health reasons, according to a study conducted by Mind Share Partners, SAP, and Qualtrics and published Monday in the Harvard Business Review.

That was significantly higher than the overall 20 percent of respondents who said they had left a job for mental-health reasons, indicating a “generational shift in awareness,” the authors of the report stated.

The number was lowest for baby boomers (defined in the survey as 55-73 years old), with less than 10 percent leaving a job for mental health-related reasons.

The study, which looked at mental health challenges and stigmas in the U.S. workplace, polled 1,500 people ages 16 and older who are employed at a company with at least 11 employees.

The report says while more than 200 million workdays are lost due to mental health conditions each year, which translates into $16.8 billion in lost employee productivity, mental health remains a taboo subject.

Less than half of the respondents felt that mental health was prioritized at their company, and even fewer viewed their company leaders as advocates.

“This needs to change,” the authors wrote. “Mental health is becoming the next frontier of diversity and inclusion, and employees want their companies to address it.”

86 percent of respondents thought that a company’s culture should support mental health. The percentage was even higher for millennials (23-38 years old) and Gen Zers (18-22 years old), who have higher turnover rates and are the largest demographic in the workforce.

“Our study shows that the most commonly desired workplace resources for mental health are a more open and accepting culture, training, and clearer information about where to go or who to ask for support,” the authors added.





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Ravinia President And CEO Welz Kauffman To Leave After 2020 Season – CBS Chicago

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Illinois stuns Wisconsin: Congrats, Lovie! Now about that bowl game …

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It was Illinois’ biggest victory since a 28-21 upset at No. 1-ranked Ohio State in 2007.

It was Lovie Smith’s biggest “W” since the Bears topped the Seahawks 35-24 in the 2010 NFL playoffs. That’s the last time Smith, in his fourth season at Illinois, won a postseason game of any sort.

Minds: boggled. That’s the case all over after the Illini — who came in 0-3 in the Big Ten — shocked No. 6 Wisconsin 24-23 Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Champaign.

Smith’s beleaguered defense forced a late turnover, leading to James McCourt’s 39-yard field goal as time expired.

Just like that, a 30-point underdog notched the upset of the season in college football.

Just like that, Smith unburdened himself — for now — of all the talk about his job status.

“Our program, we needed to get a signature win,” Smith said on the field when it was over. “I was just hoping today was the day — and the day came.”

Just like that, the Illini (3-4) can start thinking about maybe, just maybe, finishing strong enough to make it to a bowl game.

But that means winning again next Saturday at 2-5 Purdue. It means beating a horrendous Rutgers team a week after that.

It means winning the games the Illini should — must — win, and that does indeed include down-and-out Northwestern at Memorial Stadium in the Nov. 30 regular-season finale.

See how quickly we’ve moved on?

Sorry, Illini. You get to savor this one at least a tiny bit longer.



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Curious about Chicago’s architectural treasures? Open House Chicago offers limited glimpse inside over 300 buildings

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CHICAGO (WLS) — Have you ever wanted to take a peek inside some of Chicago’s historic buildings? Now you can!

The Chicago Architecture Center is holding an open house, giving the public access to more than 300 unique buildings in 38 neighborhoods.

The free festival began Saturday and will continue through Sunday across the city and its suburbs.

“It’s a neat glimpse because it’s in places where you can’t normally go into,” said Rockford resident Christine Davis.

One of the architectural treasures open this weekend is the Sky-Line Club, which is usually exclusive to members only on top of the Old Republic Building along Michigan Avenue. The building was recently renovated to some of its original 1926 charm.

The two-day event is already drawing in hundreds of visitors from across the city and around the world.

“We already know we have visitors from, most years, all 50 states, and almost 100 foreign countries as well that participate in the event,” said Eric Rogers, of Open House Chicago.

In 2018, approximately 100,000 people attended Open House Chicago. It’s the ninth year that the event has been held in the city.

A full listing of the participating buildings, individual site hours and other details are available on Open House Chicago’s website: https://openhousechicago.org/.

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