Stress

HR tops list of stress-smoker professions

HR professionals are the most likely of all working smokers to smoke because they are stressed, rather than addiction or any other reason, according to new research.

Why employees don't discuss financial concerns with employers

Nearly three quarters (74%) of people have not spoken to their employer about their financial concerns, a survey by financial wellbeing platform Wagestream found.

HR Most Influential Podcast 3.3: Siding against stress with Rachel Lewis

The HR Most Influential Podcast’s third episode of series three has gone live, with renowned occupational psychologist and professor Rachel Lewis examining how HR leaders can take the initiative...

HR Most Influential Podcast 3.3: Siding Against Stress with Rachel Lewis

Renowned occupational psychologist and professor Rachel Lewis joins the podcast to examine how HR leaders can take the initiative against stress.

How ‘energy assessments’ can help build a happier, more resilient workforce

With employee stress and burnout on the rise, energy management is moving up the agenda in many HR departments. At JTI UK, we used ‘energy assessments’ to break down barriers and create a more...

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How can HR leaders help manage psychological stress in the workplace?

The physical health and safety of workers has been an ever-increasing priority for UK industries ever since the introduction of the Factories Act of 1833.

Burnout affects a fifth of UK employees as long-term sick hits record high

Research from Mental Health UK found that 20% of workers needed to take time off work due to stress in the past year as long-term sickness absence reaches a record high.

How can HR teams prevent stress from occurring in workplaces?  

Common approaches dealing with workplace stress involve treating its symptoms. Solutions such as mindfulness sessions, wellbeing apps and resilience training are typical.

No evidence mindfulness and wellbeing apps improve employee wellbeing

There is no evidence that individual-level mental health interventions benefit employees, according to a study from the University of Oxford.

HR leaders struggle to keep up with expectations

Over a quarter (28%) of HR leaders believe there are too many demands on their time at work, according to research by professional services consultancy Barnett Waddingham.

Work-related stress guidance published as sickness rates increase

Stress, depression and anxiety made up half of all work-related ill health in the past year, according to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Sick leave hits 10-year high in cost of living crisis

UK employees missed work for an average of 7.8 days over the past year, the highest level in over a decade, according to new research.