Employers Missing the Point of Rising Employee Stress

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“HR departments aren’t equipped to deal with complex social and psychological issues, so they start with solutions and hope that the problem fits,” said Tom Davenport of Willis Towers Watson.

While most employers and employees would agree that stress in the workplace is a persistent problem, they often differ dramatically on the causes — a disconnect that can undermine the success of any mental wellness program.

In a recent survey of workplace health and productivity, employers identified big-picture challenges like technology, which makes it harder to separate work and home, and organizational change as top stressors while employees were focused

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