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Stress Levels Of Employees

Stress Levels Of Employees

Employees are more stressed in their jobs than they were during the depths of the pandemic, according to a new survey by Gallup.

Only 32 percent of workers polled in August 2021 said they were "completely satisfied" with the amount of on-the-job stress they face, down from 35 percent and 34 percent who reported feeling totally fine with their levels of stress in 2020 and 2019, respectively. More people felt either completely unhappy or just "somewhat" fine with their level of workplace stress than in 2020 and 2019.

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  • Employers can relieve some workers' stress by eliminating "non-value-added work."
  • They also suggest making priorities clear and demoting some tasks as nonessential.
  • Expressing commitment to employees' success can also make them feel valued and more equipped to tackle challenges, without increasing stress.

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Prioritizing mental health in the workplace itself has also been a challenge for many companies: A survey published in August by Vancouver-based workforce analytics company Visier found that a staggering 89 percent of U.S. employees have experienced burnout in the past year.

According to that survey, increasing time off may not be enough to eradicate burnout--and in Gallup's poll, 78 percent of employees were already "completely" or "somewhat" satisfied by the amount of vacation time offered.

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When you can, pay up. If employees are dissatisfied with their salaries and opportunities for growth, raises and promotions can have a positive effect on morale and stress. Unfortunately, these moves aren't always feasible--so in those instances, a one-time bonus for workers can be worth the cost.

Also, cross-functional job training in different parts of a business can help some employees feel like they're getting more from their jobs.

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It’s widely known the pandemic has made many people re-evaluate their working lives. Employers are well aware, and many are scrambling for new ways to retain employees. One technique for those companies who want to lure their people back is to promise them a more enticing workplace

But people working at home have managed just fine – and remained productive – without free coffee and massages. Many are also less stressed. But the downside of homeworking, for some, has been the isolation, or juggling work around family duties or housemates. So, a tempting office will be one that is an extension of your home, but without the chaos, offering an environment, social atmosphere or technological provision that can’t be found elsewhere.

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