Stress is not a buzzword. Stress can be both personal or workplace generated. There is good stress and bad stress, but the stress that affects most employees is workplace stress. Work stress is now the leading cause of worker disability in Canada.
Workplace stress is usually a result of a combination of high demands and pressures and having little control over those demands.
Did you know that stress-related absences:
- Have increased more than 3-fold since 1995 (Statistics Canada)?
- Cost our economy more than $4.5 Billion dollars each year (Statistics Canada)?
- Are on average 20 days long?
Health Canada reports that every one dollar invested in stress prevention is worth $3.40 future savings.