How to recognise stressed employees and how to support them
Stress at work isn’t always a bad thing – it can help focus and prepare the body for action. But prolonged stress can lead to both physical and mental problems, and that's when it becomes an issue for both the employee and the company they work for.
In today's hyper-connected digital world, 73% of workers feel they are expected to be 'always on' and available for work3, which significantly increases their levels of stress and the likelihood of them leaving their job.
Nurturing your employees' mental health as well as recognising and knowing how to tackle stress, is something all companies, big or small, need to be prepared for. Here we look at the causes of workplace stress and what businesses can do to help protect their staff and themselves.
3 ‘The Future Workplace’ report, The Future Laboratories and Unum. 2014