HR body the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has launched two guides to help employers better manage the stress levels of staff.
In August, the organisation unveiled guidance to help employers improve financial awareness and help prevent their workforces from being preoccupied with financial worries, arguing that more than half of employees faced financial struggles, and that three-quarters reported a lack of advice in the workplace.
The guide on workplace financial education called on employers to offer support at work to combat the danger of stress- and anxiety-related underperformance associated with employee debt.
This followed the launch of a free stress management tool to help equip managers with the skills to manage stress more positively and prevent it altogether. This was developed in conjunction with the Health and Safety Executive and is available on the CIPD/AXA PPP employee health and wellbeing website.