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Workplace Stress

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Understand Workplace Stress

Workplace stress is the harmful physical and emotional responses employees experience when presented with work demands and pressures that don’t match their knowledge and abilities and they are limited in their resources which challenges their ability to cope.

Stress occurs in a wide range of work circumstances but is often made worse when employees feel they have little support from supervisors and colleagues, as well as little control over work processes.

The Facts About Workplace Stress


Stress is the primary reason for employee disengagement, which costs employers 34% of an employee’s salary each year.


80% of workers feel stress on the job and over half say they need help learning how to manage their stress.


40% of workers surveyed reported that their job is “very" or "extremely stressful”.


A 10 percent increase in working overtime results in a 2.4 percent decrease in productivity.


The largest excess healthcare costs were due to high job demands (totaling $46 billion annually).


40% of job turnover is due to stress - to replace the employee costs 120-200% of the salary of the position affected.

You’re in the right place if employees...

✓ Chatter about their fear of being laid off

✓ Work overtime due to staff cutbacks

✓ Feel pressure to perform to meet rising expectations but with no increase in job satisfaction

✓ Complain about problems sleeping, muscle tension, and other bodily ailments

✓ Continually push to work at maximum levels to maintain production

✓ Lack control over how they complete their work

Imagine if employees...

✓ Communication was so clear everyone knew exactly what was expected of their performance and how to perform their duties efficiently

✓ Engagement, trust, and goodwill was sensory palpable by the laughs, smiles, and social gatherings commonplace throughout the office

✓ Share about regular extra-curricular activities such as hobbies, sporting events, volunteering, and family events

✓ Choose healthy, home-brought meals and snacks while drinking large amounts of water

✓ Openly participate in cross-functional meetings, providing perspective and spirited conversation that positively impact the organization

Know Workplace Stress

Learn the types of stress at work and what the triggers are that produce it.

Assess Workplace Stress

Know your stress levels at work to put together a stress plan.

Reduce Workplace Stress

We have fool proof coping mechanisms to help you reduce stress at work.

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