The issue of work-related stress has been addressed by researchers for a decade, while less interest in the issue has been shown by company executives. In spite of the known effects of work-related stress, not sufficient attention is devoted to it by the top management. A case study was applied in our research to investigate the stress level of employees and consequences of workplace stress in the chosen company. Our research activity was supported by personal observation, document analysis, interviews and a questionnaire survey. The results show that negative impact of stress on the employee health (calculated economic effect of stress) is significantly higher than the cost of employee training. Creating a pleasant work environment and improving the cooperation of co-workers may result in reduction of sick leave and the employee fluctuation.
Authors: Andrea Bencsik, Tímea Juhász, Ladislav Mura
Keywords: workplace, workplace stress, employees, employee health.