One of the unavoidable truths of life is that everyone experiences stress. For many, the workplace can be particularly stressful. Research by the CIPD found that 79% of HR leaders surveyed reported stress-related absences in their organization from 2020–2021; this rises to a staggering 91% in organizations with 250+ employees. This research shows that no […]
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A pandemic and resulting business closures and economic turmoil have rattled not just the business world but also virtually every aspect of daily life for workers around the globe.
Employees who provide care for others often find these responsibilities present conflicts with work. After all, things like medical appointments often fall during the same hours as a standard workday—just one example of how caregiving responsibilities can impact employers, no matter how conscientious the employees are.
Employers know that workplace stress can lead to burnout, a situation best avoided! But stressors outside of the workplace can also cause problems within the workplace. Employers should be aware of the common life stressors that could significantly impact employee productivity and have ways to reduce these impacts.
In the past, an employee’s mental health wasn’t any of his or her employer’s business. Now it is. In response to the fast-growing coronavirus epidemic and the mandate that almost everyone shelter in place and work from home, workers might suddenly feel trapped and isolated.
Obviously, COVID-19 has changed everything over the last couple weeks. Travel has been cut down. Restaurants, malls, and theaters are shuttering. The markets are down. And, as you might guess, all this takes a heavy toll on your employees. It’s a stressful time for them in many ways, and that will most likely contribute to […]
Let’s face it: We can’t necessarily expect work to be fun and relaxing. We go to work to get a job done, and sometimes, that can be stressful. Particularly in for-profit companies, there is always pressure to keep costs down and to increase revenue.
The effects of the workplace on employee stress have been well documented. Aside from making life very difficult for employees, such stress is estimated to cost U.S. industries up to $300 billion every year. There might be a source of stress you haven’t considered—one that stresses half of all employees from the moment they leave […]
It’s no secret that the modern workforce is plagued by high levels of employee stress and burnout. According to the American Institute of Stress, an alarming 94% of the American workforce experienced workplace stress in 2019.
Today’s topic is a tearjerker … potentially. So grab your tissues, and let’s dive into the results of Monster’s recent Crying at Work Poll. Let me ask you a question: Have you ever cried at work? If so, you are part of the overwhelming majority.