Work Stress


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Close to half of those currently in the workforce have said that freezes in recruiting have left them with work stress and feelings of being understaffed with limited resources. Feelings like this are a one-way fast track to increased levels of stress.

A recent study conducted by MetLife Employee Benefits discovered that 46% of employees feel that the companies they work for have not done an adequate amount of recruitment since the downturn of the economy. Of those, 40% say that if the companies put more effort into recruiting new hires, the stress levels would be reduced dramatically.

MetLife Annual Trends Study 

Working consistently to recruit additional staff members can be potentially risky and involves a major investment. However, employees need to feel that they are being supported to help with work stress.

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It is important that companies are not overlooking the need to recruit. Many think that they already have their staff. They believe that they do not need any new hires, so they do not go looking for them. This type of behavior will create trouble within an organization. By not actively bringing in new talent, the staff will begin to lose strength.

Of course, there are going to be times when recruitment will seem difficult. People will refuse to meet with you and fail to return your calls. The people that do meet with you will not take action. However, there will also be times when recruitment makes perfect sense.

Recruiting is the best way to build a better organization with great efficiency. As tasks begin to pile up, members of your staff are going to burn out quickly if they do not have adequate help. In the short run, it can seem more efficient to keep the staff that you have the way it is without recruiting any new hires. However, in the long run, failing to recruit can be detrimental to your organization.

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