In these interesting but potentially stressful times it is vitally important employers are committed to tackling stress in the workplace.
Many employers are now aware of their responsibility within The Management Standards and are committed to tackling work-related stress issues by good stress management principles.
Under the Management of Health and Safety at work Regulations 1999 the law requires employers to assess the risk of stress-related ill health arising from work activities.
Also, under the Health and Safety at work Act 1974, employers are required to take measures to control that risk.
Health and Safety Executive (HSE) expects organisations to carry out a suitable risk assessment and sufficient risk assessment for stress. The standards are intended to help and encourage you to do this and to show you have done so.
Employers need to recognise that tackling stress in the workplace and having a good stress management policy will have multiple benefits for both employer and employee.
Research is ongoing and has already shown work-related stress has adverse effects for organisations in terms of:
- Employee commitment
- Staff performance and productivity
- Staff turnover and intention to leave
- Attendance levels in the workplace
- Recruitment and retention of staff
- Customer Satisfaction, brand, image and organisational reputation
- Potential litigation
The impact is huge on any size organisation and could have a long term damaging effect .
By taking actions to tackle the causes of stress at work these adverse effects can potentially be limited and substantially reduced.
Always Consult prides itself on running Stress Management workshops which help tackle and reduce stress related illnesses and improve morale and motivation in the work-place.
For more details we can be contacted on +44 07981 182531 or e-mail Carol@alwaysconsult.com