Workplace Stress Leading Cause of Absenteeism

Work dissatisfaction, reported in a 30 year study of absenteeism by The National Centre for Health Statistics, was the single best predictor of absenteeism.  In addition, between 70% and 80% of absenteeism is stress related.  According to research, the relationships people have with their work colleagues are 10 times better at predicting coronary heart disease than regular medical screening.

The cost of stress to U.S. employers ranges from $3 billion (according to Cigna Behaviorial Health) to $300 billion (American Institute of Stress).

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Ira S Wolfe