Dr Philip McCrea, managing director, BHSF will look at the impact of stress in the workplace and how to tackle it.


Absence in the workplace is more common now and dealing with it as an employer can often be difficult. The main cause of it appears to be the rising stress levels in the workplace and is in turn increasing costs and affecting productivity.

According to the research by Lansons and Opinium found that a quarter of employees (24%) have taken time off in the last 12 months due to work induced stress. Further research from MetLife found that around 45% of employees say that stress caused by management has led to staff in their organisation taking extended time off. 

Companies appear to often be unaware of the correct procedure when an employee is off work – especially when there are HR procedures such as disciplinary hearings ongoing.

Assessing these situations can be challenging and Dr Philip McCrea, managing director at BHSF Occupational Health, will be speaking at Reward’s Wellbeing in the Workplace (28th September) event in Manchester to explain the best ways to do this.

His session at 12.35pm will look at a modern approach to tackling stress at work, covering some key learning points such as: the impact of stress on performance and attendance, de-medicalisation of stress, early intervention aspects and advice on how to implement a presenteeism policy.

From physical wellbeing, fitness and rehabilitation to mental wellbeing and stress, or even financial wellbeing of employees, Reward’s WITW will have case studies and expert speakers who will provide an insight into creating a strategy that will meet the needs of all your workforce.

Wellbeing in the Workplace takes place on 28th September 2016 at The Lowry in Manchester. To register to attend, CLICK HERE.