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7 Ways to Reduce the Cost of Workplace Stress [Infographic]

By Paul Slezak - Aug. 5, 2019
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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, 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.

Cost of Stress


Paul Slezak

With over two decades of experience in the recruitment and human capital industry, Paul Slezak has established himself as a transformative force in the realm of leadership and career coaching, group facilitation, and talent acquisition. His unique perspective, drawn from his early career as a leader in global recruitment firms and his entrepreneurial success with his own start-up, has enabled him to make a significant impact on leaders, teams, and organizations across the world. Paul's passion for helping others achieve success and high performance is evident in his commitment to transforming leaders and their teams at local, national, and international levels. He specializes in promoting the importance of human-centered intelligence, focusing on soft skills such as authenticity, transparency, and trust to complement business-centered acumen and drive better workplace outcomes. As an impartial facilitator, Paul brings his expertise to team offsites and strategy days, ensuring alignment on goals, values, and culture while keeping participants on task. His engaging and energetic presence, coupled with his unique "entertraining" and "edutaining" delivery style, enables him to connect with audiences both large and intimate, sharing personal and professional anecdotes that inspire and energize.

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