Today is Blue Monday – the bleakest day of the year. This has been calculated by a series of factors including: the weather, debt, the amount of time since Christmas, failing our New Year’s Resolutions, low motivation and the feeling of a need to take charge of the situation.
Stress can cause your employees to underperform, therefore focusing on your employees’ health and wellbeing is vital to a successful business.
It is important for employees to be happy, healthy and well. This can have such a positive impact on the productivity of a business because employees are more likely to give good customer service, provide commitment and creativity as well as having fewer sick days. We all need to be aware of the relationship between our jobs and our mental and physical wellbeing.
According to the HSE’s latest statistics, stress (together with mental ill health conditions like anxiety and depression) is the second most commonly reported cause of occupational ill health in Great Britain, accounting for 37% of all work-related ill-health cases, and 45% of all working days lost due to ill health.
The rise of stress and depression in the workplace has refocused many employers on this sensitive area. THSP have created an absence and stress management training course which deals with these issues, for more information on this course click here or call our training team on 03456 122 144.