Stress in the workplace is a business-critical issue. If it is not managed properly, stress will cause employee health and absence problems, and reduce individual and organisational productivity. UK and ROI employers have a legal responsibility to conduct health and safety risk assessments, including assessing the risk of stress-related harm to their workforce. In order to help employers fulfil their responsibility to undertake stress risk assessments, Inspire Knowledge & Leadership use the HSE management standards for stress at work which are based on research carried out to define main sources of stress in the workplace.
What can employers do?
The value of our involvement is:
As an independent organisation, staff may be less likely to be suspicious and more likely to provide honest answers to the questionnaire