The Global Organization for Stress, an independent global association dedicated to dealing with stress related issues around the world, reported the following alarming statistics:
- 80% of workers feel stress on the job and nearly half say they need help in learning how to manage stress. And 42% say their co-workers need such help – American Institute of Stress
- Stress levels in the workplace are rising with 6 in 10 workers in major global economies experiencing increased workplace stress, with China (86%) having the highest rise in workplace stress – The Regus Group
- Australian employees are absent for an average of 3.2 working days each year through stress. This workplace stress costs the Australian economy approximately $14.2 billion – Medibank
- Approximately 13.7 million working days are lost each year in the UK as a result of work-related illness at a cost of £28.3 billion per year – National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence
Many travel businesses are fantastic at identifying stress in their employees and good HR leaders have stress management as part of their company wellness campaigns. However, we as individuals need to also take responsibility for our welfare and be the first to recognise when our stress is increasing, and equip ourselves with the knowledge and tools to manage and reduce our stress.
This complimentary stress management course has been co-authored by Harvinder Pereira, Fi Morrison-Arnthal and Articulate . Harvinder has worked within the human resources field for over 18 years and is Director of HR for Norwegian Cruise Lines Holdings, responsible for Europe, Middle East and South Africa regions, overseeing all strategic HR operations for all three cruise brands within the company. Fi is an award-winning travel industry training and development specialist who has managed international sales and customer service teams.
Harvinder and Fi have created a fantastic course. After completing this course you will be able to:
- Identify and list triggers that create stress within you
- List the various types of self-induced stress you have and ideas to remove these from your life
- Describe how emotional intelligence and ego state communication can help you to discuss work stress, and work together with your employer to improve your workplace environment
- List and practice several techniques to reduce stress
We would also encourage you to complete our ‘time management’ course.