Imagine how much employers could improve job satisfaction (along with loyalty and recruitment) and appropriate and necessary healthcare utilization, if they just helped their employees cope more effectively with job stress. While work cannot always be fun, it also need not be torture. Employers with vision see that satisfied employees are people who are gaining mastery over their work skills and deriving some form of contentment from the process of earning a living and building a career. We are pretty sure that does not include having your cholesterol checked.
A common theme: The biggest things that cause stress are also the ones that heap on the most health care costs.
The biggest are lack of insurance, a demanding job, and work-family conflict. The complete set of factors they explore…
Fast Company: The Terrible Things Your Work Stress Is Doing To Your Health. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwvNjQkxI