Stress Costs Businesses $300+ Billion per Year

Stress is a pervasive issue that affects people from all walks of life, including those in the business world. Unfortunately, the effects of stress on businesses in America can be detrimental, impacting productivity, morale, and even the bottom line.

The American Institute of Stress estimates that stress costs businesses in the United States approximately $300 billion per year in absenteeism, turnover, decreased productivity, and healthcare costs.

Stress can lead to increased absenteeism and turnover rates in businesses. Employees who are stressed may take more sick days, be less productive when they are at work, and ultimately leave the company if their stress levels become too overwhelming. This can lead to decreased productivity, decreased morale, and increased costs associated with recruitment and training of new employees.

Employees’ health can also be affected by stress, leading to increased healthcare costs for the company. Those who are stressed may be more likely to experience physical or mental health issues, such as anxiety, depression, and cardiovascular disease. This can lead to increased absenteeism and disability claims, which can increase the overall cost of healthcare for the company.

According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 40% of workers reported their job was very or extremely stressful.

Stress can have a significant impact on businesses in America, leading to decreased productivity, increased absenteeism and turnover, negative impact on morale, and increased healthcare costs. This is why RPT takes steps to manage stress in the workplace, by helping their employees maintain their health and well-being while also improving productivity and overall company success.

  • 401k
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Work from here or home
  • Parental leave
  • Insurance benefits
  • Opportunities to give back
  • Professional development
  • Quarterly bonus program
  • Unlimited in-office refreshments

This includes providing resources for stress management, promoting work-life balance, creating a positive work environment, and encouraging open communication between employees and management. Learn more about joining the RPT team here!

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