EAP counseling can reduce work stress and improve productivity
Employee mental health is becoming an important issue for employers, and one of the ways to help workers is through their employee benefits packages. Here we look at trends, build awareness, and share ideas for benefits managers and brokers.
Stressed out? You’re not alone. About 43 percent of the workforce suffers from chronic stress, according to the Society for Human Resource Management. This costs U.S. businesses upwards of $300 billion per year in absenteeism, turnover and lost productivity.
Stress can lead to serious health and performance issues, including frequent neck and headaches, irritability, insomnia, and lack of productivity. Not to mention, it contributes to rising healthcare costs. That’s not exactly the formula for a healthy, productive workplace.
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