Barclays’ Bank Boss Stress at Work Highlights the Dangers of Stress in the Workplace

Barclays’ Bank Boss Stress at Work Highlights the Dangers of Stress in the Workplace

Sir Hector Sants Barclays’ head of global compliance is currently on his leave of absence due to “exhaustion and stress.”
The news of Sir Hector Sants suffering with stress follows the Chartered Institue of Personnel and Development/Simplyhealth annual absence survey which showed that stress at work is on the increase and it needs to be addressed.
The Telegraph reported that Dr Sandra Delroy the private healthcare group BUPA’s clinical director of mental health said that these issues need to be taken seriously at all levels.
“Sir Hector is the second high-profile banking executive to have been signed off work with stress in recent years following Lloyds Banking Group chief Antonio Horta-Osorio in 2011. These absences highlight the problem of rising stress and mental health issues in the workplace – and show that even leaders are not immune.
“We must guard against stress-related absence being seen as a personal weakness. Whilst much will be said about the pressures of top jobs the culture of the organisation is key to mitigating the negative effects of stress at work.”
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