Stress Management in the Work Place- Challenges Faced By Hr


Stress has become a common factor in everyone’s life which can cause a positive or negative impact in their life. Many of them are not aware to manage the personal life and work life stress. Stress is a biggest issue that the employees are facing in a workplace which has become great concern for employers. 40% of employees say that their works are at most stressful as per the perception centers for disease control and prevention.The Stress management involves understanding the psychology behind or that is causing the stress and finding strategies to deal with reduce the stress.

Cause of Stress:

It is caused due to the unclear goal, heavy workload, bulling, harassment, job security and conflicts between the workforce and co-workers (or) bosses.

Effect of Stress:

The most detrimental effects of stress include high levels of absenteeism, poor job performance, low morale, low commitment, increased incident with customers and possible litigation

Challenges Faced by HR:

  • One employee should not feel that the HR is only concerned about the alternative employer which may lead from stress to depression.
  • Due the stress the employees may not retain in the company which will affect the reputation of an organization.
  • The employees will get over stressed on their work time.
  • The employee may ready to open up with their concern or problem to the management or HR


  • HR should hear the concern of both the employees and should analysis the issues from all the side to take a correct action. Both of their problem should be resolved and convinced with an adequate solution by ensuring the same issue won’t occur again.
  • Employees should feel that all their problem are taken to the consideration and also a happy work environment will make the employees to feel their job is safe and secured which will retain employees in the organization for very long period.
  • HR should motivate the employee by conducting some stress relief program to the employees and also need to provide some adequate break for the employees. Organization can also have gym access to employees to overcome the stress.
  • The HR should know the cause of stress by interacting to these employees and if they are not ready to open up with their concern, then management should arrange a meeting with a psychiatrist for the counseling in a monthly basis.

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