Stress in Romanian Corporations

  • Ioana Catalina Ghita Valahia University of Targoviste
Keywords: stress, behaviour, human resources, stress management, big companies


At present, large companies from all around the world reduce their costs and become more and more efficient by employing about 60.000 people from our country. Large foreign corporations are opening offices in Romania, managing their various outsourced services here. To avoid redundancy in staff grids, big companies tend to move various services into one place (eg. a call center to serve a large number of countries). This is why the expenses of large companies are reduced because the labor force in the countries where they established their centers is cheap, our country being among the preferred outsourcing services. Although initially reluctant and less interested with the impact that distress has on employees and how it affects their lives, recently companies have begun to pay attention to occupational stress in terms of the considerable financial costs involved. Employees and employers seem to have different views on management's concern to reduce this risk factor in the sense that employees believe that their companies do not take sufficient steps to reduce the negative effects of stress, although some of the effects could be removed with a minimum of resources. A common business model is to force the employee, and when he gives up, to replace it. However, when employees are valuable, management will start to reconsider their comfort. Big companies know that stress is equivalent to inefficiency, and they don’t want to be inefficient, so they will try to motivate people.

Author Biography

Ioana Catalina Ghita, Valahia University of Targoviste

Valahia University of Targoviste


Health and Safety at work in Europe (1999 – 2007). A Statistical portrait, Eurostat Statistical book, 2010 edition. European Commission, Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities; 2010.

Popescu C. Rationality and hope. Paradigm of the alive whole. Bucharest: Renaissance Publishing House; 2006: 187.

Melgosa J. A new lifestyle. Without stress. Life and Health Publishing House; 2000: 18.

***. Prezenteism. Published in Wellness la locul de munca. Available from: [Accessed 6th February 2020]

Gregson O, Looker T. Antistres Manual. Bucharest: Niculescu Publishing House; 2009: 95, 96.

Steward WF, Ricci JA, Chee E, Hahn SR, Morgenstein D. Cost of lost productive work time among US workers with depression. Kent Valley, MD, USA: Advance PCS Center for WorkandHeath. Erratum in JAMA, 2003 October, 22; 290(16): 22-18.

Stress-related and Psychological Disorders in Great Britain. Heath and Safety Executive; 2014. Available from: [Accessed 24 February 2020]. [Accessed 24 February 2020].

Aon Hewitt Global Employee Engagement Database; 2012.

Rayton B. The Evidence, Employee Engagement Task Force “Nailing the evidence” workgroup. University of Bath School of Management; 2012.

Stallard ML. The Connection Culture: A New Source of Competitive Advantage. Available from: [Accessed 24 February 2020]. [Accessed 24 February 2020]

Digi24. Mari corporatii, mai profitabile cu angajati romani. 2016. Available from: [Accessed 6th February 2020].

Dan R. Stresul in corporatiile romanesti; 2015. Available from: [Accessed 6th February 2020].

How to Cite
Ghita, I. C. (2020). Stress in Romanian Corporations. LUMEN Proceedings, 10, 317-326.