Marlton, NJ (PRWEB) June 8, 2010
As the U.S economy continues to ride a crazy roller coaster of ups and downs, more and more businesses are witnessing highly stressed employees who are not enjoying the ride. They are also noticing how stress can eat away at the bottom line. Founder & President of Jacobsen Seminars, John Eric Jacobsen teaches that, "Stress is a silent epidemic afflicting over 30 million workers in the U.S." That's a quarter of the American workforce—and it’s costing your business up to $15,000 per year- per afflicted employee.
Here are some of the stress-related problems Corporate America is reporting:
REDUCED PRODUCTIVITY: About 20 hours per month/per employee, costing you about $7,000 per employee- per year.
WORKPLACE ACCIDENTS: 60%-80% of on the job accidents are stress related, costing you about $35,000 per accident or mishap.
INCREASED ABSENTEEISM: 58% of all absenteeism is directly linked to stress.
GREATER HEALTH INSURANCE COSTS FOR YOUR COMPANY: Workplace stress costs the nation more than $300 billion each year.
HIGHER TURNOVER: 40% of employee turnover is due to stress, costing you between $3,000-$13,000 to replace the average employee.
The single key factor in conquering stress and its negative side-effects is to remember stress is an illusion created by the human mind. Stress in not real. If stress were real, the things that stress you out should stress me out, but they don’t. However, the opposite is also true. The things that stress me out should stress you out, but they don’t. The American Medical Association states that, “people react to different stressors differently, not because of the stressor itself, but in how the person perceives the stressor as it’s occurring.”
Our company has never seen the massive amounts of stress related problems in the workplace popping up so quickly. We believe this is the main reason our stress management program is in such high demand. The stressed and negative business mind is always destructive, while the relaxed and positive business mind is highly creative and constructive. Employers must provide a stress-free work environment, recognize where stress is becoming a problem for the staff, and take immediate action to reduce that stressor.
Medical and clinical research concludes that while stress management training does not cause problems to vanish, it does make the problems more bearable and therefore easier to overcome.
For more information on stress management and how your business can benefit from stress management training, contact John Eric Jacobsen at 856-988-7266. To learn more about Jacobsen Business Seminars check out the website @ JacobsenPrograms.com
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