Regardless of cause or industry, it’s your responsibility as an employer to ensure your employees aren’t suffering from high levels of work-related stress. Prioritise your workers’ mental health and decrease absenteeism rates with the following stress-reducing guidance:
- Discuss demands — It’s crucial to ensure your employees can cope with the demands of their position. Have a conversation with each employee to determine if the demands of their job are achievable and if their skills and prior training prepared them for their title.
- Provide support — As an employer, make sure your organisation’s management offers quality support to employees. This includes holding routine one-to-one meetings to discuss work-related issues, offering stress-relief activities and sharing support resources.
- Foster healthy relationships — Your organisation should have policies in place to prevent unacceptable behaviours, such as bullying, as well as proper procedures for handling conflicts.
For more guidance, have a look at the HSE’s Stress Talking Toolkit.
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