Stress is the leading cause of long-term sickness absence and accounts for approximately 57% of all long-term sickness. According to the Health and Safety Executive, between 2020 and 2021 822,000 UK workers suffered from work-related stress, depression, or anxiety
Workplace stress can be caused by poor people management, long hours, and a lack of work-life balance. In this episode, Sir Cary Cooper shares his knowledge and insights on the causes of stress, how to recognise the signs and simple steps you can take to reduce the impact stress has on you and your employees.
Find links to content related to the topics covered in this episode below.
- Stress management
- Managing your stress – checklist
- Health & Safety Executive: Managing stress at work
- MIND: How to be mentally healthy at work
- Managing homeworkers, remote workers, lone workers
- Finding and managing freelancers
- Online training and skills
- Introducing incentive pay – checklist
- Tax-advantaged employee share schemes
- Company share option plans for employees
- Enterprise management incentive schemes for employees
About Sir Cary Cooper
Sir Cary Cooper is the 50th Anniversary Professor of Organizational Psychology & Health at the Alliance Manchester Business School at the University of Manchester. Sir Cary is also President of the Institute of Welfare and Chair of the National Forum for Health and Wellbeing at Work. He’s co-founder of the Robertson Cooper mental health, resilience and wellbeing consultancy, and has been described as the UK media’s first-choice expert for comment on workplace issues.
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