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Workplace stress? Deal with it

Available Online http://www.shrm.org/Publications/hrmagazine/Edi...
Publication Date May 1, 2009
Author Pamela Babcock
Source HR Magazine
Source Type Magazine

Focuses on the increased stress that has resulted from the recession. The article argues that stress has become less focused on the job and more focused on life in general. Stress, then, contributes to a variety of negative outcomes, both at work and at home. It can also result in increased levels of workplace violence. Some employers are taking steps to help reduce the stress being experienced by employees. The article provides several examples. Stress management programs, town hall meetings, and EAP services are some of the tactics employers are using to combat stress.

Keywords employee stress, recession, stress management, EAPs, workplace violence

Babcock, P. (2009, May 1). Workplace stress? Deal with it. HR Magazine [Online]. Retrieved May 19, 2009, from www.shrm.org.

"This is not pie in the sky; this is about the bottom line. Building psychologically healthy workplaces isn't just the right thing to do, it's also the smart thing to do."

The Honorable Alexis M. Herman
Former U.S. Secretary of Labor