The Costs of Stress

According to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development’s (CIPD) survey report on health and wellbeing at work, published in 2020:

  • stress is one of the top five most common causes of both short-term and long-term absence

  • the average level of employee absence is 5.8 working days per employee per year

  • volume of work, management style and relationships at work are the top causes of stress at work.

The HSE document titled Stress-related and Psychological Disorders in Great Britain 2014 states that the main reported causes of work-related stress are:

  • workload pressures, including scheduling, shift work and organisational factors

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