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As an employer you have a legal duty to ensure the health of your employees at work – which includes not suffering stress-related illness. Read our top tips for minimising stress and creating a happy, healthy workforce. 1. Identify potential causes of stress Most causes are fairly obvious, such as excessively high workloads, unmanageable deadlines, poor employee relations, poor company communication, weak managers and clashing priorities where, for example, a member of staff is given several tasks by different managers, with each one pushed as a priority. Many of these will only lead to short-term stress; however, any major issues,