It is critical for you to take your employees’ work-related stress seriously, as untreated stress can result in increased sick days, decreased productivity and serious mental health complications such as depression or anxiety. Nearly 70 per cent of employees said they feel their employer could do more to decrease commuter stress. Don’t let your workplace become a statistic. Use the following tips to encourage a more positive commuter experience and reduce travel stress:
- Encourage flexible starting times to help workers avoid a high-traffic commute.
- Offer workplace incentives that encourage cycling or walking to work.
- Maintain proper changing facilities so that employees can comfortably walk or cycle rather than doing so in a uniform or professional attire.
For HSE guidance on reducing work-related stress, click here.
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