March 22, 2012 | Barb Carr

Career Development: Is Your Job Killing You?

An infographic from Human Resources MBA describes how your job may be killing you.  Among the research presented are tips on how employers can reduce job stress:

* Align workload with capability and capacity of workers.

* Make room for workers to grow and use talent in their positions.

* Ensure all workers know their job responsibilities.

* Let workers have a say in changes related to their jobs.

* Keep employees up to date on future developments so they can have some sense of certainty.

* Allow workers to socialize with one another, whether via company events, lunch activities, etc.

* Make sensible work schedules.

The seven tips above are worth examining in more detail to proactively decrease illnesses and deaths related to job stress.  Over the next few weeks, we’ll discuss them in a new column series, “How to Decrease Workplace Stress.”

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