Employers fail to tackle workplace stress

Employers are failing to take action to combat workplace stress, even though it is considered the main health and safety issue affecting business today.

A report published today by the Industrial Society, Promoting Well-Being, indicates that 74 per cent of the 656 HR respondents claimed that stress would be the main occupational health hazard over the next two years.

But the survey revealed only a third of employers monitored workplace stress and that only 29 per cent had policies in place to tackle it.

Sixty three per cent of organisations failed to provide stress awareness coaching for employees and only 8 per cent trained line managers in health promotion issues.


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