Everyone is subject to pressure at work and in their personal life. Pressure in itself is not always negative — many employees are most productive when they have deadlines to meet. However, sometimes an individual is subjected to a degree of pressure, from whatever source, that exhausts their capacity to cope and starts to threaten their well-being and work performance. When the pressure becomes intolerable to this degree, stress becomes a management issue.

Here are a few points that you need to consider:

  • What are your legal obligations in relation to stress?
  • How is stress defined in law?
  • What are the most common causes of stress?
  • Would you be able to recognise symptoms of stress in your employees?
  • How would you deal with stress-related issues?
  • What should you do if an employee is off with a stress-related illness?
  • How can you reduce the risk of work-related stress for your employees?

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