For many employees in the workforce today, remaining employed through the recent Recession is a double-edged sword. While fortunate to have kept their jobs, they are continuously pressed to do more with less. Less staff… fewer resources… less take-home pay. As a result, on-the-job stress is rising and employee engagement is dropping.
When employee engagement drops off, companies typically see marked reductions in productivity. A disengaged workforce also correlates to increased absenteeism, employee turnover, low morale and poor customer service. Unfortunately, high levels of employee stress can have all of these same effects, further compounding the problem.