Part 5: Your Employees' Responsibilities

It is not only your duty to look after your employees. They also have a responsibility to:

  • Inform their employer if they think that the pressure of the job requirements is putting them or any of their colleagues at risk of ill health
  • Suggest to their employer ways in which their work might be organised to alleviate the stress that they are feeling
  • Discuss with their employer any reasonable adjustments that they believe could be made to assist them in performing their job
  • Recognise and acknowledge the symptoms - only then can you begin to get it under control
  • Talk to someone who can help; spouse, manager, colleague, union representative, friend, doctor, counsellor, vicar or priest
  • Make sure that they have a good work/life balance
  • Look after themselves using emotional outlets (singing, talking, writing), physical exercise, eating healthily and getting enough sleep

For more information about how to manage stress in your workplace, contact Tim Price at Park City today on 0800 542 7550.