When workers are stressed, they are less likely to show up, they produce less, and the overall quality of work suffers.
A recent poll by Gallup-Healthways found that American companies lose as much as $550 billion per year in productivity due to worker stress.
Companies that focus on employee happiness will be the ones to come out on top in a market where workers place heavy emphasis on the importance of being satisfied and content in their jobs. In fact, a recent study by Psychology Today found that happiness at work can boost employee productivity by as much as 50%.
Business Insider recently released a list of the 10 Least Stressful Jobs to work for in the U.S. The data comes from a report by Payscale that surveyed employees in the U.S. who work at companies that appeared in the 2014 Fortune 500 list.