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Stress rises in the workplace

September 2, 2010

As more and more work piles on fewer and fewer employees, workersb stress levels are through the roof. In fact, 75 percent of Americans are on the brink of a meltdown, according to a Fairleigh Dickinson University report.

The results: more job-related errors, employees calling in sick and higher turnover rates, to name a few.

Most of the companies trying to address high stress levels are suggesting workers see mental health counselors through employee assistance programs.

But not only are employees stressed about work, they also have finances, job security and families to worry about. Stress in this economy is high in most facets of life. And the longer work-hours and endless to-do lists of high-up executives doesnbt make them the most susceptible to stress-related heart disease, for example. The workers lower on the totem pole who worry about set hours, job security and unsupportive bosses suffer more from stress, neuroscientist Robert Sapolsky explains.

Click here for more information from The Miami Herald. Have you noticed stress on the rise in your workplace? Is your company addressing this stress?

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