Staff wellbeing is still adversely affected by stress more than any other factor, new research has found.
According to the findings of a HSA survey released today, 40 per cent of senior human resources staff cited stress as the main threat to UK employees.
"Stress might not be the same type of concern as an accident in the workplace, but it should still be at the forefront of employer thinking on employee wellbeing," employer brand and values manager at HSA Lee Nicholls commented.
Further findings from the study show that 40 per cent of companies feel employee health is deteriorating and 87 per cent of the businesses surveyed believe that this will affect morale and productivity.
Only two per cent of the respondent firms feel the NHS will have the capacity to cope with the future size of the UK workforce, highlighting the importance of company healthcare.
A recent survey by Peninsula found sick employees cost companies £20.9 billion a year in lost productivity.