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Ways to Help Employees Handle Their Work Stress

Written by Wellsource

January 12, 2015

Stress at work is common, but that does not mean it should be accepted; it should be prevented. When you help your employees be proactive about their stress, they can minimize its negative effects. In the end, it is a win-win situation for everyone because it helps you to increase your company’s efficiency levels and helps your employees feel better. There are simple ways to incorporate methods to help remind your employees to take the necessary steps to reduce their stress every day in your employee wellness program.

  1. Post reminders in newsletters and emails – You cannot remind your employees enough about the importance of handling their stress. Posting little reminders periodically about the need to take a break when the going gets tough, or encouraging employees to set aside certain portions of the day to be a designated no-interruption time can help tremendously. This allows them adequate time to focus on their necessary tasks without feeling overwhelmed, or gives them the approval to take a break when needed.
  2. Provide articles about the necessity for good health – If your employees are not taking proper care of their health, their bodies cannot handle stress. As a part of your company wellness program, educate your employees about the importance of eating healthfully, getting 8 hours of sleep every night, and getting adequate vitamins and minerals. Sometimes hearing reminders from an employer is enough to spur employees to get into the right habits for good health.
  3. Host stress-reducing seminars – Some employees simply need to be shown how to reduce stress. These visual learners will benefit from seminars or videos on various ways to reduce stress in the workplace.

Your company wellness program should be set up to help your employees learn how to reduce their stress levels. If you are not consistently helping your employees lower their stress levels, your bottom line could be suffering as a result. Contact us to take a survey today, and you might just be surprised to find how stressed your employees are feeling on a day-to-day basis.

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