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The holiday season can bring a combination of fun and excitement as well as stress and anxiety for your staff
While the majority of workers enjoy December as it brings more cheer to the office, as well as goodies from vendors and maybe even a company party, not everyone feels the same.
A recent study by staffing firm Accountemps found that while half of workers report being more cheerful at work this time of year, 35% say they feel more work-related pressure.
Top factors affecting employee stress:
"Between professional responsibilities and personal commitments, it's all too easy for employees to become overwhelmed during the holiday season," Michael Steinitz, executive director of Accountemps, said in a press release. "Managers can support their teams by allowing more flexible schedules. Workers should take time off to enjoy the season with family and friends and avoid burnout that could carry over into the new year."
What you can do
Employees surveyed said the following work-related benefits would help reduce their holiday stress:
There are other initiatives you can take to help your employees during the holidays.
Accountemps and the Society for Human Resources Management recommend: