In light of a number of clients having expressed concerns about how to deal with stress in the workplace, here at Accentuate HR we have decided to publicly offer our advice on how to deal with this issue.
With 2018 statistics from the Mental Health Foundation showing that 74 per cent of UK adults had felt so stressed that they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope that year, the issue of stress in the workplace is one that must not be ignored1. Even though stress is so widespread, from our experience, we still see that most employees are highly averse to discussing the issue of stress at work with either fellow colleagues or a line manager.
Before we look at how to combat stress, Accentuate HR believe it is important to be aware of the common causes of stress. According to an article by the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) there are various key causes of stress. These range from things such as the inability to build positive relationships in the workplace, the ongoing demands of their job, support or lack thereof from managers as well as various other issues that can arise.
At Accentuate HR, we can help employers with regards to stress management in several ways as mentioned below.
The matter of stress in the workplace is an issue that should be taken seriously by employees themselves as well as their managers. By keeping stress levels in check workers will be happier and more productive in the workplace, providing a better outcome for both themselves and their company as a whole.
Recognising the initial causes of stress is an essential first step in trying to alleviate stress within the workplace. Accentuate HR can help you to cope with workplace stress either on an individual basis or provide advice to your company workforce as a whole. For further information on how to deal with stress in the workplace please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. or call +44 (0) 7702 864 227