With over 526,000 workers suffering from work-related stress, depression or anxiety. It has become an issue that employers need to tackle. Below are a few tips on how to resolve the problem.
Employers have a legal duty to protect all employees from becoming stressed at work. There are many reasons that can cause an employee to suffer from stress:
Many employers don’t know when their employees are stressed, look out for these signs if you believe someone is stressed:
To help protect employees, employers should have risk assessments to assess their health. A stress risk assessment can help employers understand and help with their employees’ health. Stress is not an illness, but it can cause serious illness if it’s not resolved.
Employers can also help develop induvial action plans for those who are suffering from stress.
If employees feel that they need help, they should talk to someone such as their manager, trade union representative or GP.
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The Forum of Private Business has put together an introduction to Tax Self-Assessment.
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The Forum of Private Business has put together a guide to help you to find out your rights and obligations as an employer when an employee tells you they are having a baby.
Find out what is involved in taking on an apprentice, including how to find a scheme and how much to pay apprentices.
To help get you started the Forum of Private Business have put together some of the sources of help and information available to small business when looking to take on an apprentice.