HR Support on Managing Stress at Work

Editor's Note: Eliminate employee job burnout.

Ashley ShawOverview: Workplace stress is an important employers concern for a number of reasons. Workplace stress can:

  • Lead to job burnout,
  • Escalate to workplace violence, and
  • Cause depression and even suicide.

Creating Employee Assistance Programs and employee health programs and supporting good work-life balance creates happier employees, which in turn results in more productive, harder working employees. Offering strong vacation packages, and encouraging employees to take advantage of those packages, actually leads to more efficient employees.

Trends: With a tough economy, many employees feel as if they have to be the hardest-working, most dedicated employee. While the hard work and dedication can be admirable, if used in the wrong way, it can lead to employees becoming workaholics, resulting in sloppy work and lower job retention.

Author: Ashley Shaw, JD, Legal Editor

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