Employers 'running risk of stress at work'

Employers are running the risk of exposing their members of staff to stress at work unless they provide the necessary support and assistance following the recession, an expert has suggested.



According to Kevin Friery, clinical director at Right Corecare, bosses need to make sure they are offering employees all the help they require so as not to jeopardise their self-belief.


Mr Friery explained that workers who feel anxious or under pressure can quickly lose their self-esteem, which may then lead to mental issues like stress as well as a subsequent drop in productivity levels.


Research published last week (June 17th) by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) showed that a lack of competence and misplaced confidence among senior officials was contributing to the creation of stressed workforces across the nation.


However, Mr Friery noted this is a problem that can be rectified easily enough as when employees receive support they realise they do have the necessary skills to deal with many situations.


Posted by Craig Williams

22/06/2011 16:47