By Letitia Booty 23 April 2018.
Stress is one of the main contributors to employee absence, but there are things businesses can do to tackle this issue.
Stress and stress-inducing situations have been singled out as one of the main cause of short-term absences (up to 26 weeks).
This is according to research from Group Risk Development (GRiD), which asked 500 HR professionals the key reasons for short-term absences within their organisations.
While acute medical conditions and musculoskeletal conditions each accounted for 15% of absences, 20% were attributed to home and family issues, and stress-related mental ill health was responsible for 12% of absences.
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