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Poor management and heavy workloads causing increase in stress-related absence

Makbool Javaid

Research by the CIPD and Simplyhealth involving 1,078 people professionals shows that 37% of UK businesses have seen an increase in stress-related absence over the last year. Respondents say having heavy workloads (62%), which can be attributed to poor management, is the top cause of stress-related absence. The second biggest contributing factor is management style which has risen from 32% to 43% in the last year. The Well-Being at Work Survey Report also shows trends linked to stress, i.e. 83% of respondents have observed ‘presenteeism’ (going to work when ill) and 63% have observed ‘leaveism’, (using holiday leave to work). The CIPD is encouraging greater investment in health and well-being by training managers so they are confident and competent to support staff.

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