Most common benefits to combat stress

EXCLUSIVE: Less than half (46%) of respondents have specific benefits and strategies in place to reduce workplace stress, according to research by Employee Benefits.

The Employee Benefits Healthcare research 2013, which surveyed 376 HR and benefits professionals, found that the most common benefits to combat stress in the workplace include a counselling or employee assistance programme (88%), flexible working or work-life balance policies (80%) and policies on bullying or harassment (73%).

Other benefits and strategies used are workshops or training for managers (43%), education for staff (36%), on-site occupational health (23%), on-site massage (21%) and job swapping (12%).