59% of UK adults experience stress in the workplace but could business technology provide a means to help reduce this figure? The combination of technology and mental health can often have negative connotations. There is plenty of media attention surrounding the negative impact the former can have on the latter. In fact, there is research […]
How can technology help reduce stress in the workplace?
Is flexible working the answer to workplace stress?
Matt Ephgrave, MD at Just Eat for Business, discussed the results of his company’s recent survey about stress at work. Work-related stress has skyrocketed in recent years and data suggest that a huge 17.9 million working days were lost to stress, anxiety or depression in 2019/20. This not only highlights workplace stress’ sheer scale, but […]
‘Burnout build-up’: stark warning for businesses as demand for support soars by 221%
Experts are warning that we’re seeing a ‘burnout build-up’ for employees, which is likely to grow as we move into the winter months. The last three months have seen a 221% spike in searches for ‘signs of burnout’, according to Google search data. This is the culmination of a year of heightened risk of burnout […]
Are you based in one of the UK’s ‘burnout hotspots’?
In 2019, the World Health Organisation (WHO) classed burnout as a diagnosable syndrome because of stress in the workplace. Burnout affects more people than previously thought, with research finding nearly a quarter of the workforce suffer on a regular basis. Dune London has provided some research and advice on the issue, highlighting first the symptoms of […]
How do you manage employee workplace stress?
For National Stress Awareness Month, Benenden Health’s Head Matron Cheryl Lythgoe provides insight into how employers can effectively manage employee stress amid the COVID-19 pandemic… Workplace stress is the harmful reaction that people have to undue pressure and demands placed on them at work, with research last year revealing that the jobs of nearly half of all […]
How to combat rising stress levels amongst remote workers
The nation’s mental health is now a major cause for concern for employers, says Adrian Lewis, Director of Activ Absence. This Stress Awareness month Adrian is pressing for employers to do more to recognise and address signs of stress and burnout before they escalate into something more serious. This follows a new study from the […]
Burnout symptoms increase for 24% of UK employees
Ahead of National Stress Awareness Day on Wednesday November 4th, workplace health experts outline why we need to be more prepared than ever to deal with workplace burnout following a steep rise in online searches for symptoms. Research into Google search data revealing online searching habits show that we’re in danger of a January 2021 […]
How to adapt your workplace culture to manage stress
The past few years have seen many traditional taboos broken and developments in the workplace have reflected this, from the introduction of shared paternity leave and the increasing conversation around the impact of the menopause at work. This year, however, these conversations have slowed down somewhat as the global pandemic took precedent. Focus moved to […]
Top Tips: How to manage employee workplace stress
For National Stress Awareness Month, Benenden Health’s Head Matron Cheryl Lythgoe provides insight into how employers can effectively manage employee stress amid the COVID-19 pandemic Workplace stress is the harmful reaction that people have to undue pressure and demands placed on them at work. In our report, Mental Health in the Workplace, it was revealed […]
Three top tips to eliminate stress in the workplace
As we come to the end of Stress Awareness Month, a leading spokesman in the field has provided three simple steps to eliminate the problem in the workplace. Over 12 million working days were lost due to work-related stress, depression or anxiety in 2016/17, according to the Health and Safety Executive. Dr Philip McCrea, Chief […]