A Guide to Managing Workplace Stress

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Universal-Publishers, 2007 - Business & Economics - 112 pages
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The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has commissioned recent research which has indicated that: . about half a million people in the UK experience work-related stress at a level they believe is making them ill; . up to 5 million people in the UK feel "very" or "extremely" stressed by their work; and . a total of 12.8 million working days were lost to stress, depression and anxiety in 2004/5. Work-related stress is therefore a serious problem and tackling it effectively can result in significant benefits for organizations. This can result in a happier and more productive workforce with fewer days away from work with stress related illnesses. Managers will also want to comply with recent HSE advice on managing stress within the workplace fulfilling their duty of care to employees. This should result in less exposure of organisations to the threat of litigation and the resultant negative publicity this causes. The intention of this book is to provide information to those who may be suffering from work related stress and to provide managers with a "toolkit" to help address such problems in the workforce.
 

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Contents

Preface
7
The Causes of Stress
19
The Problems Caused by Stress
29
How to Recognize Stress
39
An Organisational Approach to Stress
49
Health and Safety Executive
56
Stress and the Law
75
What Can I do as a Manager?
85
Further Information for Those Experiencing
93
Sector Specific Information and Guidance 99 Education sector
99
Index
105
About the Authors
111
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