By Kirsi Bhasin

Brain Drain: How Stress, Fatigue, and Daily Habits Sabotage Our Work—and How to Fight Back!

Join me for my session “Brain Drain: How Stress, Fatigue, and Daily Habits Sabotage Our Work—and How to Fight Back!” at the 2015 ATD Regional Conference, May 6th.

A major issue facing companies today is employee exhaustion and low productivity.  According to a Harvard Medical School study, 96% of senior leaders report feeling burned out.  Additionally, over half of employees say that work stress has made them look for a new job, leave a job or turn down a promotion.

But while the “do more with less” mentality that came to prominence during the recent economic downturn shows no signs of abating, we often add to our stress by unknowingly sabotaging ourselves.  The result is disengagement, feelings of malaise and restlessness, and even physical illness.  What can we personally do to keep ourselves in a positive and productive state?

While research shows that stress can actually shrink the brain, a healthy brain is associated with effective, goal-directed behavior.  In this high-energy session, Kirsi will demonstrate that productivity is about more than a strong corporate culture and work satisfaction. It involves an integrated set of principles that can be understood and applied regardless of role or position.  Participants will learn how to adopt healthy work habits in their company that improve brain health, relationships and productivity, and have an opportunity to develop an action plan for elevating their own performance.

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How Less Stress Can Attract and Retain Talent

Join my SHRM webinar on “How Less Stress Can Attract and Retain Talent” on Tuesday, April 21st.

A recent study showed that over half of employees say that work stress has made them look for a new job, leave a job or say no to a promotion. You’ll learn how reduced employee stress can improve morale, retain key employees and can help your organization win a Best Places to Work award  – and how your organization can apply a similar approach.
Learning objectives:
    • Success components of effectively reducing work stress that drives engagement and retention (why many current approaches are not enough)
    • Business benefits of reduced work stress and improved morale
    • Case study: How to structure a wellness program to boost morale, attract and retain talent

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5 Essentials to a Successful Wellness Program

Exercise and nutrition are typically the focus when it comes to improving employee health and wellness. However stress is often left out of the equation and not fully addressed. Stress is costing U.S. businesses an estimated $300 billion every year. In fact U.S. companies are spending 200-300% more on the indirect costs of health care in the form of absenteeism, sick days and lower productivity due to stress. This special report covers the effects of stress on employees and five essential elements to a successful, comprehensive employee wellness program that improves overall employee wellness and reduces stress.

To get this report click HERE.