March 20, 2018
New research by Perkbox claims that almost half (45 percent) of UK businesses do nothing to help alleviate workers’ stress, putting themselves in danger of having their workforces reach total burnout. This is despite work being the cited as the most common cause of stress (for 59 percent) and in light of 1 in 4 (25 percent) struggling to be as productive at work when stressed. What’s more 1 in 10 will call in sick and 7 percent will look for a new job. Businesses within the hospitality industry are the least likely to provide any kind of guidance or aid to help employees deal with workplace stress (64 percent), followed by the leisure sector (63 percent) and transport industry (55 percent).
Businesses within the hospitality industry are the least likely to provide any kind of guidance or aid to help employees deal with stress, with as many as 64 percent of workers in this industry claiming that this is the case.
This was closely followed by the leisure sector – where 63 percent of businesses are guilty of doing nothing to help.
More than 1 in 2 (55 percent) bosses within transport – where employees experiencing high levels of stress and burn out can be particularly risky – leave employees to manage work stress with no guidance or assistance.
The plumbing and construction (54 percent), healthcare and education industries (both 45 percent respectively) completed the list of the top five sectors which are least likely to see employees offered help or assistance with managing levels of work-related stress.