Approximately 26 per cent of workers report high stress levels in the workplace. As an employer, it is important for you to recognize how an employees are managing stress. Failure to do so can reduce productivity and increase costs.
Stress Levels and Work: What to Watch for as an Employer
It’s not always easy to spot stress. Most of the time it is asymptomatic, meaning there are no visible signs. Therefore, it helps to know your employees and create positive healthy relationships.
Still many people might show some signs or symptoms, including:
– Feelings of anxiety, irritable and/or depressed – Muscle tightness/ headaches
– Loss of interest in work – Social withdrawal
– Problems sleeping/fatigue – Loss of sex drive
– Trouble with concentration – Use of drugs and alcohol to cope
Next week’s blog will cover tips for an employer to decrease stress in the workplace.