When Does Stress at Work Keep You up at Night?

Workplace stress is the most commonly reported cause of trouble sleeping. To learn more about what actually disrupts our sleep (and what actually makes us feel tired), let’s break workplace stress down to the 7 basic sources identified by a large-scale analysis of 79 research studies (also see this previous post about workplace stress). These are the 7 basic sources of workplace stress: […]

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Top 5 Ways Stress at Work Can Make You Sick

It is estimated that employee stress costs US companies between $200-300 billion annually. Between the direct and indirect costs including healthcare, compensation claims, absenteeism, turnover, and reduced productivity, it all adds up.   A recent large-scale analysis crunched the combined numbers from 79 research studies spanning several decades. With all this data, they identified 7 sources of workplace stress that […]

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3 Things That Make Employees Want to Stay

Companies that successfully retain their employees have a substantial competitive advantage over those with higher turnover. They have lower costs and higher levels of productivity. Given the greater value of a cohesive organization, it is important to understand what makes employees want to stay—and what makes them want to leave. The traditional conception of turnover focuses on the employee’s perspective: […]

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The Bottom Line: Effective Employees are Worth Money

Employees impact the financial success of organizations. Decades of data have been collected from thousands of organizations across virtually every industry, and the results are clear: The average value that an employee adds to their organization varies by about 40% of their salary. In practical terms, this means that high-performing employees add more value to an organization than the typical […]

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The Cost of Stress: 3 Things Every Company Should Know

Work can be stressful. A recent list of the most stressful jobs in 2013 shows some that we might expect: Military personnel, police, firefighters, airline pilots, taxi drivers, journalists, reporters, and some corporate executive roles. These jobs tend to involve major stressors such as physical danger, separation from family, long hours, or intense public scrutiny. But there’s much more to […]

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