Workplace Suicides on the Rise.
Workplace Suicides on the Rise Lately workplace suicides have become more common around the globe. Reports suggest around one million people have killed themselves worldwide till date including over 30,000 American employees. According to American Bureau of Labor Statistics, a total of 1,719 male and female workers committed suicide on the job between 2003 and 2007.
The rate of workplace suicides has climbed drastically since 2007. The practice is currently the main source of death by harm in the United States, outperforming car accidents. This may indicate increasing pressure and stress levels among employees. The pressure on targets and deadlines, race for profits and excessive individualization as well as everyone being forced to compete with their colleagues are some of the causes of suicidal tendencies. They lead to psychological problems in the workplace which have a negative impact on the way employees work.