Stress Management in the Workplace: What to Watch Out For

Recessions are an awful time for HR managers and business owners, who are faced with the unenviable task of trimming the workforce. Every round of redundancies tears the heart out of the workforce, but there seems to be no end to the bad news.

According to workplace.com, HR managers are recording high-levels of stress, with many seeking career changes, suffering from stress related problems, drinking more heavily, or taking up smoking.

Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.
­– Will Rogers

There is no easy way around this: restructuring is always difficult for a company and, despite the fact that the last thing you want to do is tell employees that they have to leave, especially when you know that they will have bills to pay, a mortgage, and families to feed, it is unavoidable. Constant layoffs create uncertainty and, unsurprisingly, cause your workforce to lose motivation as stress permeates the organization.

I’ve tried yoga, but I find stress less boring.
– Anonymous

How do you handle this?
How can you help your workforce ride out the storm?
…continued in Ebook: Success in Work

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