This toolkit serves as an introduction to workplace stress and provides several ways that employers can address and mitigate stress in the workplace. It is not intended as legal or medical advice and should only be used for informational purposes.
According to a Gallup poll, 55% of Americans experience stress daily—making the United States one of the most stressed-out nations in the world. While some stress isn’t necessarily bad for employees’ health, chronic stress can cause negative long-term health effects. Employees will experience stress in all areas of their lives but consistently cite work as their top stressor. In fact, 64% of U.S. adults reported work as their top stressor in 2019.
Workplace stress has a significant impact on employees’ overall well-being. With the majority of Americans reporting their job is stressful, employers must address this issue. Moreover, work-related stress is more strongly associated with illness and health complications than financial or familial stress. Lowering stress can lower the risk of medical conditions and can help employees feel better on a day-to-day basis.
While it may not be possible to eliminate job stress entirely for your employees, you can help them learn how to manage it effectively. This toolkit serves as an introduction to workplace stress and provides several ways that employers can address and mitigate stress in the workplace.
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