Tag: workplace stress

Safety Resources: What Today’s HR Leaders Need to Know About Workplace Violence

While corporate security experts are instrumental in helping to prevent workplace violence, HR professionals play a critical role in preventing and mitigating threats in the workplace. With that in mind, HR decision-makers need to keep their finger on the pulse of a rapidly evolving threat landscape, appreciating where new and elevated threats are coming from […]

Service Animals in the Office? Here’s How Employers Should Handle Accommodation Requests

The concept of service animals in the workplace has been around for quite some time, but many managers, especially those at smaller companies, may not have yet had to address it. With regard to employees, you can treat a request for a service animal the same as any other accommodation request, meaning you are obligated […]

How HR Teams Can Revamp PTO Policies to Meet Employees’ Financial Needs

Although several positive economic developments have occurred recently, from job growth to falling inflation, employees still face various financial challenges, such as wage stagnation, reduced savings, and high debt levels. There has also been a shift in expectations around these challenges; employees increasingly want companies to help them manage and improve their finances. There have […]

Encouraging PTO to Avoid Burnout in 2023

In today’s workplace, work-life balance, flexibility, psychological safety, and advocacy for mental health and well-being are all signs of a positive culture. With employee burnout at a record high, organizations are looking for new ways to keep their employees productive, happy, and stress-free. Fortunately, organizations already a tool they can utilize: paid time off (PTO). […]

‘Tis the Season for Reducing Employee Fatigue

Although the holidays are a joyful time, they can also be stressful. With looming year-end deadlines, never-ending to-do lists, and additional financial and social obligations, it is no wonder many employees feel overwhelmed this season. “Festive fatigue,” or the stress brought on by the holidays, is a worrying trend for business leaders, as it signals […]

6 Steps to Help Employees Manage Stress Around the Holidays

We’ve all been there. Deadlines are piling up at work, you have five holiday parties on the calendar, and you haven’t even thought about what to buy for the office gift exchange. The holidays are stressful, and a growing number of people have the additional stress of being a caregiver to a parent, a child, […]

Addressing Stress in the Workplace

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 […]

The Science Behind Uncertainty and Anxiety

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.

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Using Benefits to Support Employees Who Are Caregivers

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.

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Outside Stresses That Impact Work Performance

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.