As many as 37% of UK businesses have seen an increase in stress-related absence over the last year, with heavy workloads and poor management style to blame, according to a new report from the CIPD and Simplyhealth.

The research shows that stress is a growing problem in UK workplaces. Heavy workloads (62%), which can be attributed to poor management, is the top cause of stress-related absence. The second biggest contributing factor is management style which has risen from 32% to 43% in the last year.

The report reveals that many managers aren’t receiving the training they need to spot and help manage these unhealthy practices among their staff, with only 50% of managers having undergone training to better help their staff manage stress

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  • Only 50% of managers have undergone training to support their staff to better manage stress