Whatever the cause, and however it manifests, workplace stress continues to be a problem for employers and employees alike. Workplace stress costs U.S. businesses roughly $300 billion per year as a result of absenteeism, reduced productivity levels and employee turnover. It can also lead to an increase in accidents if not monitored properly. As managers and supervisors you need to look out for workers exhibiting signs of stress, but since no two employees will exhibit identical signs and symptoms, your job isn't an easy one.
There are a variety of ways to reduce injuries in your workplace. The two most effective include predictive software, like Arbill's Vantage Predictive Analytics, and common-sense preventative measures that both comply with governmental safety regulations and are practical to your given work environment.
Workplace safety cannot exist on best practice guidelines and policies alone. A safe working environment is based on how well the people, in both management and on the factory floor, adhere to -- and communicate about -- safety standards.
The foundation of any successful workplace safety effort is one that encourages employees to identify unsafe behaviors and opportunities for improvement while also making well-informed safety decisions during daily routine tasks.
Whatever the cause, and however it manifests, workplace stress continues to be a problem—one that can cause reduced productivity, increase in accidents, and a spike in costs. As managers and supervisors you need to look out for workers exhibiting signs of stress but since no 2 employees will exhibit identical signs and symptoms – your job isn’t an easy one. This is a great Blog to share with your workers so that working together you can reduce stress in the workplace and save money at the same time.
According to a telephone survey conducted by Harris Interactive showed that the vast majority of American workers say they are stressed with more than one-third saying that their job is harming their physical or emotional well-being. 42% said that job pressures are interfering with their family or personal lives, and half reported more demanding workloads than they had the previous year.