Guide

How to deal with stress

Introduction

Tackling work-related stress is essential to ensure the well-being of both you and your employees. It can safeguard the performance of your business.

Stress can be particularly damaging for owner-managers and the self-employed. Though a degree of pressure can help you to perform, excessive demands can make you less productive and make it harder to make key decisions.

Stress can make your employees less effective at their jobs, cause a rise in sickness absences and increase staff turnover. You are legally required to ensure your staff don't become ill, either physically or mentally, because of work-related stress.

This guide outlines both common causes of work related stress and common causes of personal stress. It advises how you can reduce stress in your workplace and reduce your own stress.