• Nearly 1 out of 4 employees say their top work priority is just being present at work
• About 2 in 3 workers report high levels of stress with extreme fatigue and a feeling of being out of control.
• More than half of those surveyed said they miss one to two days of work per year because of stress.
Other research shows that employee stress adversely impacts productivity and health care costs:
· 43 % of all adults suffer adverse health effects from stress.
• 75% percent to 90% of all doctor's office visits are for stress-related ailments and complaints.
• Stress can play a part in problems such as headaches, high blood pressure, heart problems, diabetes, skin conditions, asthma, arthritis, depression, and anxiety.
• The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) declared stress a hazard of the workplace. Stress costs American industry more than $300 billion annually.
• The lifetime prevalence of an emotional disorder is often (more than 50 %) due to chronic, untreated stress reactions.