Academic journal article Manager

Managers Urged to Watch out for Worker Stress

Academic journal article Manager

Managers Urged to Watch out for Worker Stress

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It's not surprising that stress levels have rocketed in the downturn as uncertainty over job security grows; but managers and directors can find themselves in the firing line if they fail to deal with the welfare of their staff, according to Mitchell Winter, managing director of Winter and Company, which provides advice to small, medium and large firms on health and safety requirements.

The Health and Safety Executive, which recently Issued a new edition of its detailed overview on work-related stress, recently estimated stress costs organisations with 500 employees around 250 working days a year.

And the Labour Force Survey's most recent report shows an estimated 442,000 individuals in Britain are experiencing workrelated stress at a level that is making them ill. Around half of all UK workers believe that their work has been impacted over the past two years due to stresses and worries.

The most common stresses cited by workers were work and personal issues, which are most likely to have the greatest impact on an employee's work performance. …

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