Stress diminishes the engagement and effectiveness of a workforce, erodes workers' physical and emotional health, and drives up medical and insurance costs.
Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) March 05, 2012
With stress costing U.S. employers roughly $300 billion annually, statistic published by Web MD, employers are urgently seeking effective methods of combating the expensive pervasive problem. An upcoming webinar from The Oxygen Plan examines this issue in depth, focusing on three essential actions that employers should take to reduce the negative effects of stress on their workforces and their bottom lines.
Dr. Donald E. Williams, board-certified clinical health psychologist (American Board of Professional Psychology/ABPP), and Chief Science Officer of The Oxygen Plan, will share insights on:
•How stress erodes employee engagement
•The Brutal Facts about the economic impact of stress in the workplace
•How to increase emotional intelligence to improve employee engagement
The webinar is free and will be held on Thursday, March 8, at 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. EST | 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. PST. The cost is free to register and attend the webinar.
The impact of stress in the U.S. workplace is bad news for employers as it manifests in diminished employee engagement, lost productivity, absenteeism, presenteeism, group health expense, employee turnover and disability expenses. "Many organizations invest in resources like EAPs, work-life programs and policies, and health and wellness programs," said Dr. Williams. "These are essential but reactive initiatives. Many organizations are unaware of their employees' actual stress levels, how much of their stress is job-related, the root causes of their stress, or that they can be proactive in terms of addressing the very real problems and associated costs." "Stress diminishes the engagement and effectiveness of a workforce, erodes workers' physical and emotional health, and drives up medical and insurance costs."
For nearly 18 years, Dr. Williams served on the staff of the Mayo Clinic as a consultant in clinical health psychology. He has been a clinical and consulting psychologist for over 25 years, specializing in stress and stress-related disorders.
About The Oxygen Plan Corporation
The Oxygen Plan specializes in decoding stress and helping employers lower health care costs, improve productivity and strengthen employee engagement. The Oxygen Plan, co-developed by Dr. Donald E. Williams, board-certified clinical health psychologist (American Board of Professional Psychology/ABPP), and Chief Science Officer and Founder, Eric Lucas, is the only stress reduction program to use a patent-pending green, yellow, red color coding to easily facilitate stress recognition and behavior change for individuals and organizations. The Oxygen Plan is also the home of the Stress Number™, the new health metric, and first to quantify stress levels.