America Back to Work: Catherine Morgan

Tackling Workplace Stress and Anxiety

In this episode of America Back to Work, Arnette Heintze is joined by Catherine Morgan, an author and career transition specialist.

Catherine shares insights from her book “This Isn’t Working: Evolving the Way We Work to Decrease Stress, Anxiety, and Depression,” which focuses on evolving the way we work to decrease stress, anxiety, and depression.

The conversation delves into various topics such as navigating career transitions, the effect of quiet hiring, managing disengagement in the workforce, addressing toxic environments, and supporting mental health.

Key Highlights

  • The importance of addressing stress, anxiety, and depression in the workplace.
  • How career rules have evolved in recent years and the possibilities for individuals transitioning to retool and redefine their paths.
  • The rise of quiet hiring and its impact on organizations and professionals.
  • Strategies for addressing disengagement in the workforce through empathy, communication, and creating a sense of autonomy.
  • Navigating through leadership changes and mergers/acquisitions with effective communication and clarity.
  • Approaching layoffs with compassion and support for affected employees.
  • Recognizing and addressing toxic behavior in candidates during the hiring process.
  • Supporting mental health in the workplace through flexibility, normalization of struggles, and compassionate leadership practices.

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S2Verify is one of the leading, privately held, pre-employment background screening companies in the United States. 

Arnette Heintze is co-founder and chief strategy officer at S2Verify. Before establishing S2Verify, Arnette spent more than three decades working at the highest levels of federal, state, and local law enforcement. 

He served more than 20 years in the United States Secret Service as a special agent and senior executive,—oØ where he planned, designed, and implemented security strategies to protect U.S. Presidents, world leaders, events of national significance, and our nation’s most sensitive assets, including financial infrastructure.  

After retiring from the Secret Service, Arnette focused on building the growth and performance of innovative start-ups and SMBs. In 2004, he established Hillard Heintze, a globally recognized strategic security risk management and investigations firm.

In 2009, along with Bill Whitford and Jim Zimbardi, Arnette established S2 Verify with an approach and methodology that delivers fast, accurate, compliant, and affordable background screening insights crucial to better managing insider risks, threats, and vulnerabilities.  

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