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The Workforce Impact of Personal Financial Stress

SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH

Money is one of the most significant sources of personal stress. Financial stress, like all forms of excess stress, affects a person’s physical and mental health. While financial stress is a personal problem, it also impacts worker performance. Employees can be distracted and exhausted by personal financial concerns, and their money worries can lead to higher rates of illness and absenteeism.

How financial stress affects physical health, mental health and employee productivity

In the current environment of high inflation and global uncertainty, coming on the heels of over two years of pandemic disruption, many employees are being pushed to the limits of their capacities to cope. Many people who were barely able to make ends meet before the current surge in inflation are now terrified that they won’t be able to provide for themselves and their families going forward. It’s time for leaders to recognise the impact personal financial stress is having on their people and their organisations and take steps to offer effective support.

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Frontline workers are critical to an organisation's success. They are the people who serve its customers, make its intended culture and image real and do the necessary work that keeps the organisation running. When stress causes frontline workers to underperform, present a disinterested or unhappy face to customers, take time off from work or leave their jobs, the organisation suffers.

  • 10 July 2024

With six years of participant data, a personalised six-session mindfulness programme– provided as part of a global employee assistance programme (EAP) – shows significant benefits in reducing employee stress and improving focus and sleep quality. Those positive benefits continued to improve in the six months following completion of the programme.

  • 27 February 2024

Mental health is critical to human health and wellbeing, yet mental health problems are more likely to go undiagnosed and untreated than physical health problems. With the pandemic, international conflict, increased financial stress from inflation, and concerns about food and fuel shortages, mental health is being challenged in new ways.

  • 15 September 2023

Organisational risk management has broad applications, from mitigating financial risk to recognising and managing risks in safety, quality, health, legal liability, and the organization's impact on the environment. Risks to and from an organisation's employees fall within the scope of risk management, typically with a focus on reducing the risk of accidents, injuries, or illness and putting controls in place to prevent employee theft or fraud. Workplace safety, for example, is commonly seen as part of risk management, and that concern extends to aspects of employee health, such as fatigue, that can impact accidents and error rates.

  • 11 September 2023

The concept of burnout is complex and the employer’s duty of care responsibility to assess and mitigate foreseeable risk is often misunderstood, even by well-meaning responsible employers. The purpose of this paper is to provide some general guidance for employers—and in particular HR practitioners—in meeting their baseline duty of care obligations to worker burnout regardless of the sector in which they operate. The author, Lisbeth Claus, is a Professor Emerita of Management and Global Human Resources at the Atkinson Graduate School of Management of Willamette University.

  • 21 June 2023