There are many good reasons why you should address stress in your organisation. With PRO Services as your Professional Stress Management Partner you will make sure each and every one of these issues in your organisation are managed:
In 2016, work-place stress was estimated to cost Swiss employers CHF 5.7 billion. That averages to about CHF 1’150 per employee.
Managers in companies of 200 or fewer employees that are experiencing high or very high psychological distress report that they are only productive about 48% of their work time. Among employees that are under low to moderate psychological distress the time reported as being productive is 65% of their work time.
Work-related stress causes productivity losses that accounts for 70-90% of all stress-related costs in a society.
In the case of Switzerland, 21% of employees suffer “very often” from stress at work. Stress is one of the leading causes of absenteeism in the workplace.
49% of those who are stressed are feeling emotionally exhausted in regards to work. This is an early sign of burnout. Sick leave due to burnout lasts on average 18 months longer than for other illnesses.
In the UK where statistics from HSE show that stress, depression and anxiety was the cause of 57% of all working days lost in 2017/2018.
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) in the UK have shown that about 1/5th of staff turnover can be related to stress at work.
Stress makes people nearly three times as likely to leave their jobs and temporarily impairs strategic thinking, as well as creativity. ‘Presenteeism’, i.e. showing up at work when you are not feeling your best, accounts for 1.5 times as much working time lost as absenteeism and the cost of presenteeism due to mental health problems is £605 for every employee in the UK workforce.
Stress in the workplace can cause physical impacts such as mood swings, sleep disturbances, headaches, stomach upset and raised blood pressure and cardiovascular disease.
Healthier employees operating under manageable levels of stress will be both happier and more positive, which helps maintain a strong, healthy workplace culture that’s conducive to creativity and productivity.