Stress in the workplace
Are you fit for work? BBC News Jan 7th 2014.
As a responsible employer, you’ll want to ensure your employees are happy at work. Not only because good morale leads to higher productivity and loyalty, but because it’s simply the right thing to do.
But statistics show, year on year, that absence from work due to stress is on the increase, and is the no. 1 reason given for sick leave.
Stress and Behaviour
Stress at work results in:
- Chronic absenteeism
- Reduces productivity
- Increased costs
- Additional pressure on the rest of your team
Presenteeism, a new term referring to stressed staff who continue to work, is estimated to cost the UK economy £15.1bn per year. Source www.londonlovesbusiness.com
Presenteeism result in:
- Poor customer service
- Missed shipments
- Unmotivated sales force
all of which directly impact your bottom line.
Signs of workplace stress
Problems with stress at work can manifest itself in a variety of ways:
- Frequent, short term sick leave.
- Low morale
- Frequent arguments and bullying
- High staff turnover
For a business to thrive in today’s competitive environment, tight deadlines have to be met and teams have to perform under pressure. By working with your workforce I can show your employees how to manage their own stress, allowing them to cope when, inevitably, work pressures increase.