How to deal with stress in the workplace

We may be officially out of recession, but the market is still tough, and many businesses are suffering from its consequences. We have seen redundancies across a range of sectors, and often companies have been forced to diversify into different areas to compete with rival firms. Changes such as these can create anxiety and be extremely stressful, not only in leadership roles but trickled down throughout the company.

As a result, stress and related mental illnesses such as depression are now among the most common reasons for absence from work. That’s according to an independent review for the Government carried out by Professor Dame Carol Black, Expert Adviser on Health at Work to The Department of Health. It’s clear that this calls for changes to be made when it comes to addressing the issue of stress in the workplace, and HR professionals have a vital role to play in this…

Read this article in full on our HRZone blog.

News Archive November 2012