Going back to work after stress?

Is this you? Nearly three-quarters of people return to work early when suffering with workplace stress and 16% stay in work after being formally diagnosed with stress.   If you’ve been absent due to stress, did you feel pressured to go back to work because of what your colleagues or your boss might think?  Or were you worried that your work was piling up and the longer you were off the worse it … [Read more...]

How do you know if you have a problem with work related stress?

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You pride yourself on being a caring company.  You want your employees to do well, progress and stay with you.  But you’re not sure if stress might be a problem for some of them. Firstly, it’s important to recognise work-related stress as a significant health and safety issue that can have damaging financial and operational impacts.  Recent estimates put the cost of work related stress absence … [Read more...]

Suffering from Stress? You need a cuddle.

Modern life is full of stress.  We can’t get away from it, can we?  We need a certain amount of stress in our lives, it makes us more productive, drives us and spurs us to action.  Without it most of us probably wouldn’t get out of bed in the morning. But, sometimes it gets too much and we begin to feel overwhelmed, overloaded and unable to cope with the pressures placed on us.  This is when … [Read more...]

Cycle or Tomato? Which time management tool is best for you?

Think about how you manage your day? Do you get into work, sit down, pick up the first task and bash away at it until you get (a) fed up (b) exhausted (c) finished? How many times do you start out with great intentions to get something done only to find that you are self-interrupting so frequently that at the end of the day you wonder where the time went. What do I mean by self-interrupting? … [Read more...]

Think stress is a badge of honour? Think again.

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Your accident stats are great.  You are performing well on the health and safe front and proud of it.  But what about the dangers you can’t see?  The risks you might not be measuring but that could one day jump out and bite you. I’m talking about stress. If I asked if you or your people were stressed what would you say? ‘Everyone’s stressed.  It’s just part of life’. ‘No such thing as stress, … [Read more...]