National Stress Awareness Month

Stress goes largely unaddressed in the workplace, with employers fearful and unsure how to approach the issue.

According to the American Institute of Stress, 80% of U.S. workers are stressed on the job.  The U.S. industry estimated price tag over stress on the job is around $300 billion annually.  A result of:

  • Accidents
  • Absenteeism
  • Employee turnover
  • Diminished productivity
  • Direct medical, legal, and insurance costs
  • Workers’ compensation awards as well as tort and FELA judgments

National Stress Awareness Month provides employers with the opportunity to start the conversation – one that resonates and extends beyond April.

Some helpful tips:

  • Set clear goals for your employees
  • Encourage mindfulness with your team
  • Offer a flexible work environment
  • Encourage employees to move their bodies
  • Workplace recognition

Cheers to a warm, stress-free April!  Click to view Stellar’s April Healthy Living Calendar.