Stress related absence rockets


More people than ever are being signed off work with stress, according to new research.

While work-related issues were the predominant causes of stress in the workplace, more than a third also involved personal problems. The study of HR manager by the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP) found that 87% of respondents agreed that employee absence due to stress is rising among UK staff. Of the 219 payroll and HR professionals polled, 68% of those who responded said over the past 12 months a total of 13 working weeks had been lost due to employee stress. The top reasons for rising stress were increased workload (71%), low morale (62%) and financial problem...

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