Tag: Stress

Work-life balance policies can lower absence and help to tackle low morale and high degrees of stress that can lead to retention problems as employees’ tire of juggling work and life responsibilities.

Introduction: In a society filled with conflicting responsibilities and commitments, work-life balance has become a predominant issue in the workplace. Three major factors contribute to the interest in, and the importance of, serious consideration of work-life balance: global competition; renewed interest in personal lives/family values; and an aging workforce. Work-life balance (WLB) is an important …

An evaluation of Repetitive Stress Injury (RSI)

Introduction The incidence of repetitive injury has steadily increased over the past decade and evidence indicates that this trend will continue. (Millender et al 1992, Byng et al 1997). In UK according to the NHS report, 1 in 50 workers has reported symptoms of repetitive stress injury (RSI) (Scot et al 2008). More recently there …

Critical evaluation of impact of stress on employee performance and productivity

Introduction Today businesses are more focused on quicker and cheaper ways of achieving output than on any other business aspect (Hammer & Hershman, 2010). This is one of the leading causes of stress in the workplace. Health and Safety Executive (2006) outlines six substantive factors as potential causes of stress at work. Working conditions that …

Several mechanisms have been proposed to explain the relationship between stressors and ill health. Critically evaluate these mechanisms as valid explanations for stress-link illness.

Abstract This essay has been written to seek to undertake analyse and critically evaluate the relationship between the stress and causal mechanisms which have been proved to cause physical illnesses. The research which has examined these phenomena shall be surmised and discussed to seek to ascertain if there are valid and reliable research studies that …