Supporting Your Employees When They Most Need You

  Posted June 3, 2019

Managing Stress in The Workplace

Employers can provide support at a time when employees need it the most, and it can be as simple as implementing a basic wellbeing strategy. Stress is not a new problem- it has been affecting workers for years, but only recently has it become more of a focus as companies tackle their absenteeism levels and look to improve productivity.

How to identify if employees are stressed at work:

Are they under increased pressure? – Sometimes the demands of the job can take their toll and employees don’t know where to turn.
Perhaps managers have seen a change in an employee’s behaviour?
Are they taking less of an interest in their appearance and appear irritable?
Do certain employees seem more withdrawn than usual?
Are they working excessive hours?

‘Mental health’ and ‘stress’ are the most heard words within many HR departments. Looking after employees mental health is a major part of many companies wellbeing strategies. They are one of the most common initiatives being offered by employers today.

Offering a solution where employees can seek their own help and advice without having to speak to their manager is a step in the right direction. Don’t forget that fewer than one in ten people feel comfortable talking to a manager about any sort of mental health problem. This is where an EAP comes in. However, an EAP is just one solution.

If an employer decides that an EAP is suitable for them – what can be expected?

It is one of the top initiatives offered by employers today and provides the opportunity for staff to receive confidential help and advice from a nationwide network of counsellors at a time to suit them. These cover issues such as stress, financial worries and bereavement that can all lead to deteriorating health, wellbeing and productivity. It supports employer duty of care and shows they are committed to employees health and wellbeing.

How we can help you…

Everyone reacts differently to situations at home and in the workplace, therefore everyone has different ways of dealing with their problems. Having solutions in place benefits companies and employees in the short-term and the long-term.

HealthScreen are nationwide providers of flexible Occupational Health Surveillance Services, Occupational Health Assessments and Employee Medicals across the UK. Our services help to protect you, your business and your employees. More and more employers are concerned to keep their staff healthy by providing health screening and health promotion information. Many employers consider such provision good business sense—it protects your most valuable asset—your staff.  It can reduce absence by helping prevent later illness, and can make your staff feel valued. Investing in the health of your employees makes a difference when maintaining an advantage in your business.

We can offer health screening using:

  • Specifically tailored questionnaires.
  • Cholesterol testing from simple finger prick testing.?
  • Blood pressure checks.
  • Assessments of height/weight, diet and other lifestyle advice.
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