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Wednesday 19 September 2012

Workplace stress 'should be handled by senior management teams'

Stress in the workplace needs to be dealt with by people in the high positions of a company, one business expert has stated.

Ann McCracken, vice president of the International Stress Management Association, as well as managing director of AMC2, believes that many firms are not doing enough to prevent anxiety from developing in their staff members.

She pointed out that a collection of larger organisations do have policies and procedures in place to deal with workplace stress, as well as offering training for tending to such issues.

However, a recent study by AMC2 has underlined that 15 per cent of businesses fail to undertake an Organisational Risk Assessment for stress at the moment. This is in spite of it being a legal requirement.

"This topic needs to be owned by the senior management team. By working proactively, a good return on investment can be demonstrated and job strain reduced," Ms McCracken underlined.

Recent research by the British Heart Foundation warned that people in stressful jobs are 23 per cent more likely to suffer a heart attack, which further highlights the importance of tackling such issues.

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Source: The Sales Director News

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