Work Related Stress Helplines In High Demand
A number of employee support companies have released figures to show that they are providing more and more support to people suffering with work related stress. In particular there has been a surge in the volume of calls received by employees seeking help and assistance.
One of the companies has said the number of helpline calls from employees suffering with work related stress has risen by approximately 10% in 2013 and continues to grow.
Meanwhile one of the other companies has said that they have seen a rise in calls from managers asking how to cope with employees suffering with work related stress.
According to the figures released stress is one of the largest causes of absence from work. The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development confirms that stress is the main reason employees fail to turn up to work.
Phil Cox a member the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and a workplace counsellor and coach said: “Although [staff] have been working harder many are not getting the recognition they feel they deserve and for some this can trigger stress and depression.”
Dr Nerina Ramlakhan a therapist at Capio Nightingale hospital in London has said that she has seen an increased number of senior managers who feel overworked. She said: “people have been under such stress for the last few years. As soon as they relax and are no longer running on adrenalin they feel burnt out.”
Jayne Carrington managing director of Right Management said: “there is work intensity?.?.?.?as organisations try to do more with less but the salient point is how stress is managed. Often people want a manager to notice that they?.?.?.’seem to be struggling ?.?.?.?and this needs a manager to be confident and competent to have this conversation.”
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