In 2014/15, stress accounted for 43% of all working days lost due to ill health. So if you have employees who are stressed, it WILL be costing your business money in lost productivity. It is also your legal responsibility to safeguard the health of your workers, so failing to address stress issues could end up costing you dearly in other ways too.
Main work factors leading to professional stress (Labour Force Survey) include tight deadlines, too much responsibility and a lack of managerial support. Training your middle managers in how to recognise and deal with their own stress issues as well as those of their teams is therefore a vital investment, and one that we want to help you address as part of our Healthy Workplaces Service.