Employee wellbeing - guidance for employers

Employee wellbeing - guidance for employers

It is important for employers to consider employee wellbeing and to manage work-related stress. It demonstrates a commitment by the business to behave ethically and ensures a healthy workforce which in turn allows for greater staff retention, reduction of absence due to sickness and improved productivity.

Published: 2019
Edition: 2
Publisher: BVA
Number of pages: 4
Format: PDF (205 KB)

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) offers a definition of workplace stress in its guide  How to tackle workplace stress and tells us that  30.7 million working days were lost to work-related ill health and injuries in 2017/18 and estimates that the cost to society is approximately £4 billion each year. 


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