Why your company (really, really) needs a stress management program

By Irene Malatesta Oct 24, 2017 12:21:37 PM

Most conscientious HR leaders today understand the importance of wellness programs for employee stress management.  Reducing workplace stress contributes to long-term employee happiness, worker retention and productivity, leading to a new trend in more comprehensive mind and body wellness initiatives.

The problem that many HR pros face? Convincing upper management that programs especially focused on stress management are not just “nice to haves” but rather, essential tools to improve both employee health and the health of the business. Stress leads to higher healthcare costs for businesses, lower productivity among employees, and lower employee morale, leading to lower retention and associated hiring costs. In short: Stress in the workplace is a big deal, and it’s worthwhile for the C-suite to take notice.

Why your company (really) needs a stress management program

By Irene Malatesta Mar 18, 2015 7:00:00 AM

Most conscientious HR leaders today understand the importance of wellness programs for employee stress management.  Reducing workplace stress contributes to long-term employee happiness, worker retention and productivity, leading to a new trend in more comprehensive mind and body wellness initiatives.

The problem that many HR pros face? Convincing upper management that programs especially focused on stress management are not just “nice to haves” but rather, essential tools to improve both employee health and the health of the business. Stress leads to higher healthcare costs for businesses, lower productivity among employees, and lower employee morale, leading to lower retention and associated hiring costs. In short: Stress in the workplace is a big deal, and it’s worthwhile for the C-suite to take notice.

Presenteeism: The surprising problem that’s stealing your employees’ productivity

By Irene Malatesta Feb 23, 2015 12:30:00 PM

 

Everyone knows the impact of employee absenteeism on the workplace. But there is an increasingly common threat that may be even more dangerous to your company culture. It’s called presenteeism.

Like a slippery, undetected disease invading your office, it slinks through your employee ranks, slowing down work, stealing productivity and sucking up employee happiness. This post aims to help HR leaders learn what they need to know about this destructive phenomenon—what it is, how it affects productivity, and how to address it head on. 


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