August 8, 2008

The Cost of Workplace Stress

This report outlines Medibank research that illustrates the economic impact of workplace stress.

Stress in the workplace is a growing concern for employees and employers in Australia. Figures show that while compensation claims made by Australian employees fell significantly between 1996 and 2004, the number of stress related claims almost doubled.

Workplace stress can also impact employee productivity through increased absenteeism and presenteeism; imposing a direct economic cost on employers.

Medibank has a strong track record in undertaking leading edge research into issues that affect workplace health and productivity.

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