Human Resources: Common Stressors in the Workplace

Stress is everywhere in our daily life. Most people feel stressed at some point or another during each day. You might feel stress at home and work, though some places are more stressful than others.

Here are some common stressors in the workplace.

Excessive work. One of the most common stressors in the workplace happens when there is simply too much work that needs to be done and not enough time to get it done correctly.

Not enough help. Many people also feel stressed when there isn’t enough help at work. If someone is sick or on vacation, it can really put a toll on the workers who are left to cover for them.

Unclear expectations. Unclear expectations can also cause a lot of stress. It is important to know what is expected of each employee. If they don’t know what they should be doing, it can make work stressful.

Not getting paid enough. When employees aren’t paid what they are worth, they may be stressed, especially if they feel overworked and underpaid.

Not engaging or challenging work. When employees aren’t happy with the work that they are doing, they are going to be stressed. It is important that they feel engaged and challenged at work so that they are happy.

Not enough opportunities to grow or advance in a company. Most employees also want to know that they can advance in a company. If there is no chance of them growing or improving, they are not likely to stick around for a long period of time.

Stress at work can cause a lot of people to quit and move on. For this reason, as a boss, your job is to keep the stressors low in your business. You also need to find ways to help your employees cope with stress. This is usually done by listening your employees and taking care of their problems.