Stress

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.

HR sleep worse than most occupations, study finds

HR (34%) and retail (32%) professionals are least likely of all industries to say they have good sleep, a new study from Nuffield Health has found.

HR's wellbeing needs to become a business priority

Whenever HR magazine posts a piece regarding wellbeing or burnout in the HR profession, it always shoots to the top of our ‘most read’.

Work-related stress leading to employee physical pain

A majority (82%) of UK workers have said they suffer from physical pain due to their stress levels at work, according to new research.

Stress ruled a disability in Amnesty International tribunal

A woman who was dismissed from her job as a senior campaigner for Amnesty International has won the first stage of an employment tribunal, allowing her to pursue a claim that stress she endured...

New year's resolutions for HR in 2023

What a year it has been. It’s incredible to think that January last year we were breathing a small sigh of relief that the Covid Omicron variant had probably peaked in the UK, and after a massive push...