Wellbeing

HR bosses are the most likely to take days off sick due to stress

A poll of 2,000 British workers found that HR bosses, responsible for staffing issues and dealing with employee law and sickness days, were the most frazzled by their work pressures. They even beat doctors and teachers. The study by Step One Recovery – a rehabilitation retreat in Spain – found that 90% of those polled […]

UK Business leaders risking workforce stress burnout

Employers are in danger of having their workforces experience burnout, as despite a huge number feeling stressed at work almost half do nothing to help alleviate the problem. For those British adults in employment, work is by far the most common cause of stress (59%). Yet almost one in two (45%) of British businesses do […]

The Burnout Generation: Workplace stress affects three in four employees

In November last year, the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) reported that over 500,000 employees suffered with work-related stress, depression or anxiety in 2016/17, resulting in 12.5 million working days lost. In a new report from Freedom Finance, the disparities and challenges of three generations are analysed to explore key factors that could be impacting […]

Workers in the dark over sick pay according to new Direct Line research

New research from Direct Line Life Insurance reveals that Brits are in the dark when it comes to sick pay, with more than 2.5 million workers unaware that they would face a significant salary shortfall if they are unwell and are unable to work. In fact, many Brits mistakenly assume their employer would continue to […]

It’s toughest at the top: UK directors report highest rates of anxiety in the workplace

Despite their extra experience and authority, employees in senior positions are more prone to experiencing workplace performance anxiety than any other role, new research shows. A study of 1,000 workplaces conducted by RADA in Business, the commercial subsidiary of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art that provides communication skills training for corporate individuals, found that senior directors feel workplace […]