Managers 'should teach staff how to deal with stress'

Providing employees with the right conditions to combat the issue of stress at work is very much worthwhile for managers in the aftermath of the recession.

That is according to Carole Spiers, chief executive of the Carole Spiers Group, who believes it is vital for companies to look after their workforce if they want to flourish in such difficult economic times.

Ms Spiers explained that "a business thrives through its people", so making sure staff are strong and able to deal with mental anxiety is highly important.

"The right foods will build an individual's resilience. You can't change the stress but you can change people's resilience to managing the stress," she noted.

Research published by Bupa earlier this week (November 21st) found that more than half of all HR managers - 51 per cent - believe absenteeism puts additional stress on staff at work due to the increased workload this causes.

Posted by Francesca Witney ADNFCR-1500-ID-801220782-ADNFCR

24/11/2011 16:17