stress management, Hr Advice
Everyone is subject to pressure at work and in their personal life. Pressure in itself is not always negative — many employees are most productive when they have deadlines to meet. However, sometimes an individual is subjected to a degree of pressure, from whatever source, that exhausts their capacity to cope and starts to threaten their well-being and work performance. When the pressure becomes intolerable to this degree, stress becomes a management issue.
Here are a few points that you need to consider:
What are your legal obligations in relation to stress?
How is stress defined in law?
What are the most common causes of stress?
Would you be able to recognise symptoms of stress in your employees?
How would you deal with stress-related issues?
What should you do if an employee is off with a stress-related illness?
How can you reduce the risk of work-related stress for your employees?
Often an objective, experienced third party can assess the answers to these and other questions more effectively. As HR professionals, we can help you to identify situations in which work-based stress may occur and advise you as to how to avoid or deal with such situations.
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