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Easing the Global (and Costly) Problem of Workplace Stress

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In Australia, Canada, and parts of Europe, psychological injury is recognized as a basis for workers' compensation claims. Though definitions vary, workers' psychological injuries include those that are directly related to work, such as being subject to a robbery, violence, or harassment in the workplace. Or they are secondary to a work-related incident, such as depression resulting from a physical injury.In its 2013 Absence Management report, CPID, an association of human resources professionals, states that stress is a leading cause of short-term and long-term absence. But stress can cause far worse problems and can even be fatal. The suicides of Swisscom CEO Carsten Schloter and Zurich Insurance Group CFO Pierre Wauthier were both attributed to workplace stress. This topic has been of particular interest to Gallup, as the company's research reveals that there is a significant relationship between work, stress, and health -- and that disengaged workplaces predict an increase in employee depression and anxiety.

Is the solution to get out of a workplace if you realize it's bad?

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