Improvements in any one of these areas can address key factors such as employee engagement, absenteeism and presenteeism
Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) April 19, 2007
Employers that take proactive steps to reduce stress in the workplace work have happier, healthier and more productive employees, according to a study done by Ceridian LifeWorks and its recently acquired health coaching firm, Leade Health.
Of the 1,000 people surveyed at 20 different organizations using the Ceridian LifeWorks-Leade Stress Management program in the past year, 52 percent lowered their stress levels at work; 40 percent said they improved their ability to cope with stress; and more than 70 percent said they had less fatigue, headaches, insomnia, stomach aches and also had improved appetites.
One tool that is available to assist employers with workplace stress is the Ceridian LifeWorks-Leade Health Stress Management program, which uses a “little-at-a-time” approach. With this approach, employees get help to manage issues that may seem overwhelming by tackling them one step at a time, rather than trying to fix everything at once. Participants work one-on-one with a master’s-level, personal health coach to become more aware of their stress and how it affects their job. The health coach also helps participants understand what causes their workplace stress and educates them on coping skills that impact their response to stress. Most importantly, individuals learn how to take better care of themselves and deal more effectively with people and situations at work.
While stress can come from many different places, the Ceridian LifeWorks-Leade Health Stress Management program is unique because it addresses stress related to the workplace in four areas: job-related stress, work relationships, work changes and time management issues.
“Improvements in any one of these areas can address key factors such as employee engagement, absenteeism and presenteeism,” said Ceridian LifeWorks senior vice president Zachary Meyer. “Studies have shown that the annual cost of lost productivity related to stress and job dissatisfaction can be as high at $2,500 per employee. Clearly if it is not addressed, the cost to employers is very significant.”
Ceridian acquired Ann Arbor Michigan-based Leade Health in November 2006. Leade was founded in 1990 and specializes in health coaching in the areas of weight management, stress management, tobacco cessation and cardiovascular health. Leade Health's success rates from its signature health coaching model achieve results that exceed national norms. The new specialty joins Leade’s pioneer health coaching programs with Ceridian’s workplace health and productivity solutions.
Ceridian was the nation’s first provider of fully integrated EAP, work-life and wellness services. Today, Ceridian’s EAP, work-life and health and productivity solutions are utilized by more than 37,000 organizations of all sizes in virtually every industry.
Ceridian is changing the world of work by enabling companies to be free to succeed in their core business through its suite of innovative managed human resource solutions that include payroll and compensation, staffing, compliance, HR administration and employee effectiveness. Our wide range of HR, payroll, work-life and benefits services are designed to help companies maximize the value of their people. Ceridian Corporation (NYSE: CEN) is an information services company serving businesses and employees in the United States, Canada and Europe. For more information about the human resource outsourcing companyÂ’s comprehensive array of solutions, visit Ceridian’s Website or call (800) 729-7655.
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