According to a survey from Korn Ferry, nearly two-thirds of professionals say their stress levels at work are higher than they were five years ago. The reasons cited include increased workloads, changing technologies, and interpersonal conflicts. Organizations cannot afford to ignore workplace burnout and stress. It has an impact on employee engagement and retention. And stressed out managers are eventually going to stress out their teams.
This edition of Bookmark This! is focused on offering some insights and information to help organizations and individuals manage stress in the workplace. I can’t guarantee that it will completely eliminate anxiety because there will always be an aggressive deadline looming. But, hopefully, this list of resources will help manage those moments a bit better.
Worrying is a Symptom of Employee Stress – Worrying has been identified as a symptom of employee stress. Supportive management and comprehensive benefits programs provide a safe place.
Being a Nice Person Could be the Source of Your Stress – Is generosity burnout a thing? Most of us want to be thought of as a nice person by our coworkers. But can that be a source of our stress?
The New Cause of Employee Burnout: Always Being “On” – Burnout in the workplace can have many sources. Long working hours and too much work are great examples. A new cause may be constant connection to technology.
The Next Employee Challenge: Loneliness in the Workplace – Loneliness is the new employee challenge. Dan Schawbel’s “Back to Human” shows managers must work to develop a connected and engaged culture.
You Can’t Tell Your Employees to Unplug If You Don’t Do It Yourself – Unplug from technology is the recommendation from managers to stressed employees. Here are three things to consider if you want to unplug.
How to Reduce Individual Stress Levels at Work – During the BetterWorks Goal Summit, speaker Srikumar Rao outlined three activities to help reduce personal and professional stress.
Employee Burnout: 5 Organizational Programs that Can Reduce It – Employee burnout is a key concern. Turnover can hurt business success. Learn five proven programs to help reduce employee burnout.
Employee Burnout: 4 Ways Technology Can Help – The time to think about employee burnout is before it becomes an issue. Our friends at Kronos shows us how we can use technology to help minimize employee burnout.
We know job stress is expensive. The American Institute of Stress estimates that job-related stress costs organizations over $300 billion annually as a result of accidents, absenteeism, turnover, productivity losses, workers’ compensation claims, and lawsuits.
Today’s recruiting market is challenging. The answer to our hiring difficulties cannot be to simply pile more work on current employees. Organizations run the risk of increasing employee stress and burnout, which will only perpetuate those things we’re trying to avoid.
Image captured by Sharlyn Lauby in downtown Las Vegas, NV before speaking at the HR Technology Conference and Expo.16