Stress a Top Factor for Employee Absenteeism

The impact of stressed employees on the organization is a major human capital issue. According to the Towers Watson 2013/2014 Staying@Work™ survey, 78% of employers identify stress as the top risk factor for their workforce, leading to lost productivity due to unplanned absence.

“Leading-edge thinking in human resources dictates: Take care of your employees and they’ll take better care of your business. Stress threatens their well-being profoundly and resilience is the most successful antidote to stress in the workplace,” said Jan Bruce, CEO and cofounder of meQuilibrium. “Resilience helps people reframe challenges to minimize their stress-related effects and to feel more confident and empowered, ultimately improving productivity and engagement while reducing absenteeism and turnover.”

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Stress can lead to absenteeism