Individuals suffering from the effects of negative stress can and often will suffer from mental, emotional, psychological and physical ill-health.
If you are suffering from negative stress that is impacting on your life take action now. By doing this you can reduce and manage your life. If you are not suffering from negative stress or do not feel that you are the best approach is still preventative so take action now. Our Steps for Success series of books and online program take a preventative approach for individuals.
83% of senior HR practitioners say that stress damages productivity and 60% say it damages staff retention
(TUC, September 2010) www.tuc.org.uk
Stress is still the major cause of ‘ill-health’ in the workplace affecting individuals and therefore the overall organisation. It was due to this that the HSE Management Standards for stress (2003) were introduced.
Under the HSE Management Standards for Stress (2003) organisations need to demonstrate that employees are satisfied within their employment situation in the following areas:
85% satisfied with
|65% satisfied with|
Recent research indicates that there is currently less than 15% satisfaction in these areas.
Consequences of ignoring the standards
- hefty fines
- civil action
- criminal action
Take the case of West Dorset Hospital – the HSE issued them with an ‘Enforcement Notice’ and gave them a period in which to ‘get their house in order’ otherwise they faced the serious consequences of closure, hefty fines, civil and even perhaps criminal action.
Don’t let that be you. Safeguard your organisation- prevent closure, fines, civil and criminal action.
Human Resources, Personnel and Health and Safety Departments can and should work together to address the softer issues of identification, control and elimination of stress within the workplace. This is not an optional extra it is the law. It places extra burden on staff which can be alleviated by using combination of CircleSafe and the Success Program.
TAKE PREVENTATIVE ACTION NOW