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Even under normal circumstances, stress is woven into the fabric of our everyday lives. Chronic stress takes a big toll on the workforce and is a persistent threat to an employee’s overall well-being and productivity. In fact, according to Cigna’s 360 Global Well-Being survey of more than 13,000 people, 87% of workers say they are stressed, with 64% claiming to be in an “always on” environment.*
While stress may be pervasive, its causes and impacts vary across generations and employee groups. Millennials, who will make up half the workforce this year, are more affected by behavioral health conditions and type 2 diabetes than previous generations.** This first generation of digital natives sees everything that happens at work as part of their overall life experience, rather than separating work and life.***
Meanwhile, the “Sandwich Generation” is struggling with the emotional and financial burdens of caring for their kids and parents.
So, how can employers begin approaching workforce well-being within their own companies? Click here to learn more about why it’s important to take initiatives to help increase workforce resilience, engagement and productivity.
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