man at desk looking stressedOrganizations need to recognize the challenges employees face bothinside and outside of the workplace and the powerful impact thesecan have on their overall health and happiness, especially duringthe holiday season. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The holidays are upon us, but they aren't always filled withfun, family and friends. On the contrary, the holiday season hasthe potential to bring about feelings of stress, loneliness andanxiety for many. From decorating, cooking and preparing forguests, to buying gifts and finding the time to wrap them, ho-ho-hooften feels like go-go-go. More than 60 percent of Americans recently saidthey experience some level of stress during the holidays, whileanother study found that a massive 45 percent would prefer toskip Christmas entirely because it brings too much financialpressure and stress.

Organizations need to recognize the challenges employees faceboth inside and outside of the workplace and the powerful impactthese can have on their overall health and happiness, especiallyduring the holiday season. In order to mitigate these issues, it isimperative that organizations focus on incorporating effectiveholiday support into their year-round benefits strategy.

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