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Tackle staff stress before it costs you money.
With the cost to UK business of stress and stress related illness estimated at billions of pounds every year, it is clearly in your interest to nip any potential problem in the bud before it starts to impact on your bottom line.
Telltale signs that an employee might have a stress problem include:
If you see signs of stress a quiet chat with the person concerned and/or with his or her colleagues is often all that is needed to identify the causes.
Very often the main causes are not work-related, but there might be aggravating factors in the workplace. Research suggests such factors include:
A stressed mind quickly loses perspective and easily gets things out of proportion, and although any of the above might be cited by the individual as the cause of their problem, they are very often more perceived than actual causes.
Either way you need to take appropriate action because stress in the workplace is infectious and soon starts to eat in to your bottom line.
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