Editor’s Note: This post is by Paul Slezak, Cofounder and CEO of RecruitLoop – the World’s largest marketplace of expert Recruiters and Sourcers available on-demand.
Workplace stress costs the US about $300 billion per year, the effect of stress for Americans is higher than ever before. Two of the highest stressors for Americans are finances and the amount of work, where both stressors can be avoided by the company taking action. As a manager of a company, investing in solutions beforehand is always the smart route so you won’t fall back later in the future.
Common workplace stressors include low salaries and excessive workloads, but according to Glassdoor, surprisingly, workplace values and culture come out as one of the most important workplace satisfaction weights, higher than compensation and benefits. In fact, salary is one of the lowest workplace satisfaction weights.
61% of Americans say that their work is a stressor, in that the workplace is not following guidelines that promote positive mental health. There are signs to look for in employees to be wary of such as physical symptoms like headaches and stomachaches, to emotional symptoms such as irritability and worry. Be cautious and look for these signs to see if you need to take action.
To combat these stressors in the workplace, Credit.com has created a guide on 7 ways to reduce the cost of workplace stress, and lead to more happy employees in the office. One tip includes establishing boundaries in the workplace, in order to teach your employees to take breaks and rest, that way when they come in, they feel refreshed and ready to conquer their workload. Make sure to follow these tips to avoid any unwanted costs derived from stress.