EXCLUSIVE! Local government HR feel the pressure

60 per cent of senior HR professionals in local government have high stress
levels due to too much work, not enough support and not enough time to do the
job, according to a survey exclusive to personneltoday.com.

poll of 200 HR professionals carried out at local government HR body Socpo’s
annual conference last month shows that 56 per cent have high levels of stress

cite not enough time to do a good job, unreasonable workloads and deadlines,
insufficient support and having to manage staff who are under-performing.

of acknowledgement and poor communication with managers were also cited.

Kendle, sales and marketing director at stress management firm the Lancaster
Group – which carried out the audit – urged HR directors to introduce stress
management training.

is a major player, particularly in HR, because it has so much on its plate with
employment legislation that many feel snowed under and find it difficult to do
their job," Kendle said.

Lancaster Group asked delegates 25 questions relating to reasons for stress and
stress levels.

By Paul Nelson

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