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One in five stressed UK workers too afraid to ask for help

Over half (61%) of UK employees surveyed found that 2012 was more stressful than 2011, according to recent research from Canada Life Group, and people are worried about the prospects for 2013. Indeed, although the outlook for 2013 is slightly more positive with 30% expecting it to be less stressful than the previous year, it…

Stop workers from playing the stress card

Employers who want to avoid constructive dismissal claims from staff who say they have been off work through stress need to make employees realise that their condition will be investigated at an intensive return to work interview, the employment law specialist Bibby Consulting & Support has said. Increasingly, employees are quoting stress as a major…

Frazzled British workers are being thrown a lifeline with the news that a glass of pomegranate juice per day will deliver a measurable reduction in their stress hormone levels. A recent study found that 41% of British workers claim to be stressed or very stressed in their jobs. Researchers at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh studied…

Workers face the sack for admitting they feel stressed

New evidence presented by Mind, suggests that workers who admit to feeling stressed or depressed fear being sacked or forced out of their jobs. Research for Mind’s Taking care of business campaign found that at present, work is the most stressful thing in people’s lives, but 1 in 5 people believe that if they mentioned…

Employers must offer support to ‘stressed’ staff

Providing support to stressed staff in the workplace is “really important”, it has been claimed. Right Corecare argues that failing to offer help to those suffering from psychosocial issues can result in employees “losing all sense of perspective”. Concerns about employee rewards and job security can cause staff to “burn out”, the employee assistance firm…