Improving Employee Health and Well-beingBook - 2014
A volume in Stress and Quality of Working Life Series Editors Ana Maria Rossi, International Stress Management Association, James A. Meurs, University of Calgary and Pamela L. Perrew , Florida State University It is widely recognized that healthy employees are happier and more productive at work. Experiencing stress at work decreases employee's health and affects their well-being. The American Institute of Stress (AIS) estimated that US$ 300 billion/year are spent on conditions related elevated stress levels. Stress is an everyday part of life for most people in any society. However, when people experience too much stress, serious psychological and physical health problems can result. This book provides an in-depth examination of how to improve employee health and well-being. It features the research, knowledge, and experience presented by over two dozen stress scholars who author twelve chapters. Not all stress can be prevented, and many jobs are highly demanding in multiple ways. Thus, if you cannot prevent stress, effort should be put into understanding occupational stressors and improving employee health. This book on employee health and well-being is aimed at assisting occupational health professionals and academics find ways to help employees managing stress and improve their health. But, it also can be helpful for employees to learn to how they can improve their occupational health. The research findings and knowledge offered by these well-respected leaders in stress scholarship give both employers and employees an awareness of the implications of workplace stress on employee health, and provides avenues for both organizations and individuals to improve worker well-being.
Publisher: Charlotte, NC : Information Age Publishing, Inc., 
Call Number: 658.382 Im78
Characteristics: x, 215 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm