Many companies work tirelessly to ensure corporate health and wellness, but there’s a common problem that often stands in their way: stress. If workers are feeling overworked, emotionally distraught or unable to tackle their agendas for any other reason, it can be tremendously draining for an organization.
Sadly, this is a common problem. According to HR Professionals Magazine, it’s an expensive one for companies everywhere. In the United States, the total expense that companies incur because of worker stress totals an estimated $300 billion per year. This financial burden stems from several specific causes – health care expenditures are greater, productivity dips when employees take time off and, in extreme cases, stress can lead to diseases that seriously impede workers long-term.
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