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 effectively, excessive demands can reduce your productivity and make it harder to make important decisions.

Stress can also undermine employees' effectiveness, cause a rise in sickness absences and increase staff turnover. You have a legal responsibility to ensure your employees don't become ill, either physically or mentally, because of work-related stress.

This guide helps you identify and tackle possible causes of stress in your business - from excessive workloads and communication problems to insufficient training and poor management.