Latest HR NewsFriday, December 3rd, 2010
What do you know about stress? Yes, I know – you suffer from it. But do you really understand what it is? And do you know how to detect it in the workforce? Do you know the difference between healthy and unhealthy stress? You have a duty under both statute and common law to safeguard the health of your employees at work, therefore you must know how to recognise and deal with staff who are suffering from this major health problem. Failure to do so will at best result in your sickness absence levels rising and at worst land you in court.
Fortunately the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development has recently produced a most useful guide entitled “Work-related stress: what the law says”. It is essential reading for every manager, so get a copy, read and absorb, then put its advice into effect.
It should do much to reduce your own stress level.