Stress at work - new findings
Research from the CIPD absence management survey 2011 now shows stress to top the table as the cause of long term absence in manual and non-manual workers.
Absence costs organisations approximately 8 days per employee per year, and is averaged at £673 per employee per year (this is calculated by occupational sick pay, statutory sick pay, temporary cover, additional overtime costs, and lost production or service provision)
The full report is available on the CIPD website.
On the one hand, this might make depressing reading. On the other hand, it gives hope that employers will now be aware that stress is not just a “nice thing to think about” but it is a real business issue. Looking after the well being of staff is not only an important legal and moral issue, but it is also an important business issue.
Looking after your staff is a win-win scenario. The Craigie Partnership can help explore ways in which your organisation can enhance employee well-being, including tailored Employee Assistance programmes.
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