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Low Salaries Are the Number One Stress Factor for Employees

Business leaders know this, and smart ones are working to mitigate stress in their employees day-to-day.

Published Fri Oct 22 2021

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Employee burnout. Turnover. The Great Resignation. What do they all have in common? Stress. Stress wreaks havoc on an individual’s physical and mental health, and one of the leading causes of stress is our career. Business leaders know this, and smart ones are working to mitigate stress in their employees’ day-to-day. Making sure managers and teams communicate well, setting clear expectations, and assigning manageable workloads can help, but if we’re serious about reducing stress in our employees’ lives, we have to talk about money. According to a recent study conducted by the American Psychological Association (APA), 56 percent of employees say their low salaries have a significant impact on their stress levels. “One of the highest levels we’ve ever seen,” remarked Vaile Wright, a clinical psychologist and the APA’s senior director of healthcare innovation. She continued, “You can have lots of great programs around supporting employee mental health and connection, but if they don’t feel they have resources to adequately take care of their families, at the end of the day, you’ll have stressed employees.”

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