Stress can act as a gateway to other, more serious health problems such as depression and heart disease so it’s important to address it in its early stages. Non-work related stress accounts for 61%† of long-term sickness absence among non-manual workers. Whatever its origin, stress is a complicated issue that can affect attendance, performance and team morale^, so it makes business sense to manage it before it becomes a long-term problem.
In uncertain economic times, and with good staff adding more value than ever, making sure employees feel happy, stay healthy and perform well is a priority. It can also be easier than most businesses realise.
Every job has stressful elements. However, excessive levels of stress at work could have a major impact on your business, both financially and in terms of employee satisfaction.
Stress at work is on the rise, even more so in the current economic climate, which means employers should understand as much about work-related stress as possible.
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Problem anger can be extremely damaging in the workplace, causing dissatisfaction and tension among employees, ill health and even violence+.
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†Absence and workplace health survey 2011. CBI. Date accessed 6 September 2011.
^(http://www.hse.gov.uk/stress/) Accessed 9 September 2011.
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