Employers' failure to address stress levels that have increased over the past year could be affecting productivity, research suggests. Benchmarking company Investors in People polled 2,261 adults, and found that almost four in 10 (39%) UK emplo More...01 June 2009 14:59
HR professionals are keeping quiet about their own mental health issues because they are ashamed or fear it could hamper promotion chances, new research has shown. Of 1,070 HR professionals surveyed57.1% said they wouldn't be happy to disclose perso More...21 May 2009 11:08
The article by Wolfgang Seidl, 'Empower staff to tackle stress' ( Occupational Health , March 2009, page 9) appears to use the term 'stress' as meaning pressure or levels of pressure. It states: "This isn't to say that all stress is a bad thing", an More...01 May 2009 00:00
Hundreds of workers are taking 'sickies' and putting pressure on payroll departments as the swine flu panic sets in, according to the Institute of Payroll Professionals. The news comes as the World Health Organisation raised the alert level from phas More...30 April 2009 11:59
Statistics from the Health and Safety Executive have revealed that stress was responsible for almost 40% of the working days lost to ill health in the UK since the credit crisis began last year.
The research revealed that between 2007 and 2008, a ma More...09 April 2009 16:52
Employers should treat night shift staff with care in light of Danish breast cancer payouts. More...03 April 2009 10:33
Unions have urged MEPs to protect workers from excessive working hours ahead of a crucial meeting in Brussels today (1 April). The conciliation committee meeting will take place between delegations from the European Commission, Members of the Europea More...01 April 2009 09:29
Anti-bullying campaigners have been forced to scrap a national awareness campaign after some of the UK's largest companies ignored pleas to provide funding. The National Ban Bullying at Work Day campaign, which has been running for six years, is to More...27 March 2009 11:57
Finance workers are increasingly going to rehab to deal with addiction-related issues brought on by the recession, it has emerged. Employees facing increased workloads and the threat of redundancy have been seeking help for anxiety, depression, stres More...25 March 2009 13:25
Local council pension funds have huge deficits, mainly because large numbers of staff are taking early retirement on the grounds of ill health, it has emerged.
London's 33 local authorities have a combined deficit of £10bn. Many have seen their pens More...24 March 2009 12:46
Absenteeism has nearly doubled with the onset of the recession, as employees are faced with an increase in workload and stress. A survey by the research organisation Work Life Balance Centre and Coventry University has exposed senior managers as the More...24 March 2009 09:53
Surrey County Council has expressed its disappointment following the High Court's decision to award a former employee £400,000 in damages. The court ruled that Erica Connor, former head of New Monument Primary School in Woking, suffered stress and d More...23 March 2009 08:58
In support of the new Health & Safety at Work Act 2008 that came into force on 16th January 2009, Inner Physique , a leading stress management and wellbeing solution provider, is pleased to announce a free stress risk assessment service f More...19 March 2009 16:29
The government is to offer psychological help to millions of people facing unemployment, debt and potential relationship breakdown. Health secretary Alan Johnson and pensions secretary James Purnell yesterday announced a package of measures aime More...09 March 2009 10:30
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has ordered an NHS Trust to improve its stress management practices. The HSE issued an improvement notice against United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust – only the second ever issued for work-related stre More...25 February 2009 11:33
As the recession deepens and anxiety takes hold, OH can play a vital role in helping staff avoid falling victim to stress.
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Stressed-out employees are refusing to tell their boss about the problem, research has shown. A poll of more than 1,200 working adults by consultancy Aon found just 30% of staff would approach their manager when feeling stressed. Worried or tired wor More...25 February 2009 09:53
Birmingham Airport has appointed workplace consultants In Equilibrium to deliver stress training courses to key staff.
The Managers Managing Stress courses, which will run before the busy Easter holiday period, is designed to help line manage More...23 February 2009 11:29
Stress levels among academics and researchers within universities and other higher education institutions are much higher than they should be, according to a study by the academics' union, the University and College Union .
In the report, not a More...20 February 2009 14:35
Workers nationwide will be switching off their emails on Friday 6th February in support of Samaritans’ national fundraising initiative Stress Down Day , with celebrities Ruby Wax, The Hoosiers, Graham Norton and Ainsley Harriott supporting the c More...18 February 2009 11:54