Items Tagged with 'work related stress'


Work-home interference contributes to burnout

Especially for women, lowering work-home conflicts may reduce burnout
April 11, 2014

Conflicts between work and home — in both directions — are an important contributor to the risk of burnout, suggests a study in the April Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).

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Have we made peace with work-life balance?

February 26, 2014

In the current issue of the Harvard Business Review the cover story details how senior-level executives, both men and women of course, deal with the work-life balance hassle. The takeaway: everyone struggles with it; there are options that depend on things like ambition, age, individual financial resources, and individual support networks.

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Many 60-year-old employees healthier than their 30-something counterparts

U.K. study shows stress, lifestyle choices can make a difference
December 18, 2013

In a surprising finding, new research out of Great Britain shows that many employers in their 60s have a lower “relative vitality age” – and thus, lower health risks – than colleagues in their 30s. The Britain’s Healthiest Company Report* crunched numbers on nearly 10,000 people and concluded that the sexagenarians in the survey had lower health risks based on a “Vitality Age calculator” developed by PruHealth, a health insurer and wellness program provider.

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Workaholics work harder – not better

High strain linked to decreased job performance for those addicted to work
November 21, 2013

Workaholics work hard, but still have poor job performance — mainly because of high mental and physical strain, according to a study in the November Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).

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'Negative Working Conditions Score' linked to depression

September 18, 2013

Adverse working conditions are associated with the risk of depression in working-age adults, suggests a study in the September Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).

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How to really focus up

Coffee, Five Hour Energy, or Red Bull, pick your poison.
August 14, 2013

It seems we are always attempting to fight that 2:30 feeling, but these don’t have to be your only options. How often do businesses overlook the stress of the workload their workers must handle?

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Florida workers stressed out about hurricanes

Study finds high anxiety related to possibility of storms
July 9, 2013

Recent uneventful hurricane seasons have done little to calm Florida workers’ fear of hurricanes, according to a new study by Wayne Hochwarter, the Jim Moran Professor of Business Administration at the Florida State University College of Business.

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German workers are stressed out

Nearly half don’t anticipate working until retirement age
June 25, 2013

Work-related stress is one of the main reasons given by the 47 percent of German workers who say they doubt that they’ll be able to continue working under their current employment conditions until retirement age (67 in Germany).

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New poll reveals most common cause of work-related stress in Europe

May 20, 2013

Half of workers across Europe think work-related stress is common, and four in ten think it is not handled well at their workplace. Job insecurity or job reorganization is thought to be the most common cause of work-related stress across Europe. There is low awareness of programs or policies to make it easier for workers to continue working up to or beyond the retirement age, though the majority support their introduction.

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Managing one million animals gives me a headache

September 19, 2012
When Foxconn, the world’s largest electronics subcontractor, decided robots were the solution to its high volume production headaches, the latest much vaunted hope for future jobs followed its mines

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