Control Workplace Stress With Employee Assistance Programs

Every business owner desires productive and content employees. With a slowdown in the economy and discussions of war, gas prices on the upswing again, the financial crisis and increased layoffs, many Americans may be experiencing high levels of stress.

One of the biggest strains employees currently are dealing with is the ongoing recession. Whether an employee has been personally affected, everyone is feeling some tension from the recession. When asked about the recent financial crisis, almost half of Americans said they are increasingly stressed about their ability to provide for their families basic needs, according to the American Psychological Association’s 2008 Stress in America Survey. The survey reported money as the top source of stress for eight out of 10 Americans.

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