- 25.7 million Working days were lost due to work-related ill health in 2016/17.
- On Average, each person takes off 23.8 days for stress, depression or anxiety.
- Workplace Stress Costs UK Economy £4billion.
- When a person is suffering from workplace stress they become less productive
Workers Direct, a London based recruitment agency that specialize in temporary and short-term staff recruitment has said more needs to be done to tackle workplace stress. Workplace stress does not only cost the business sector in the UK more than £4billion each year with 25.7 million lost working days, it can also seriously affect an employee’s health.
Workplace Stress could result in many serious health issues, which includes increasing the risk of coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, Gastrointestinal Concerns, Insomnia, and Alcoholism. Many of those that suffer from stress in the workplace turn to excessive alcohol, increase their smoking, as well as binge eating which can result in obesity which brings many more serious health-related issues. London Workers Direct believe if more was done to tackle stress in the workplace, then it could improve employee’s health as well as increasing production rate and reduce the number of days people take off due to ill-health.
There are many ways to reduce workplace stress which includes training a team leader or manager to spot a person suffering from stress and putting together steps to help them to reduce and overcome their stress levels. Other techniques are to show employees are appreciated.
In the current climate where newspapers are reporting tens of thousands of job losses employees need to feel their job is safe and they are doing a good job and are appreciated. By simply introducing a regular job performance review and congratulating the team on how well they are doing, or by thanking employees for their hard work on a daily basis can really make a change in a person’s life.
A spokesman for Workers Direct said: The workplace must be a safe environment to work in. It should feel meaningful and the employee has to feel respected, and not feel forced to get out of bed each morning to go to a place where their stress levels increase.”
Workers Direct have put together some tips on how businesses in London and around the UK can help to reduce the number of days lost through workplace stress.
- Train a manager or team leader how to spot workplace stress
- Make programs or tools available to help employees relieve stress
- Encourage ten-minute breaks during the day
- Encourage support for each other in a team atmosphere
- Enforce a pleasant and safe working environment
- Introduce Workplace Wellness Scheme
- Provide a chill-out space within the workplace
The London-based recruitment company believes tackling workplace stress is a win-win situation for everyone. Not only will it help make employees happier, and it will reduce the money lost to sick days, it will also make the business more productive and increase the employee retention rate.
To learn more about Workers Direct, please visit https://workers-direct.com/
About Workers Direct
Workers Direct specialized in temporary & short term staff recruitment. As one of the best Recruitment Agency London, we provide temp & perm warehouse, catering staff across the UK.
Workers Direct are experts in recruitment with over a decade of experience in finding the best solution for our companies and candidates. Our temporary staff recruitment team work with employers and staff, both local to our site and across the UK, in order to match the right person for the right role. Our quick-response consultants are highly professional and knowledgeable. As one of the leading temping agency London We are committed to finding the answer for your recruitment needs and cover a wide range of recruitment services from temporary, peak season or long-term work, including contract.
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