Tattenhall has been revealed to have the highest rate of burnout in the North West, with the third most stressed workers in Britain, in a new workplace wellness study conducted by stress specialists at UK Saunas.
The Cheshire village made the top 3 most stressed places for workers according to the report, which uses a combination of data from Health & Safety England, the Office of National Statistics, and local Google search trends to produce its findings.
The Top 10 Most Stressful Places to Work in the UK
|1||West Malling||7.6||2,223||Kent||South East England|
|2||Hindhead||7.6||4,595||Surrey||South East England|
|3||Tattenhall||7.6||4,841||Cheshire||North West England|
|4||Odiham||7.6||5,721||Hampshire||South East England|
|5||Bagshot||7.48||5,920||Surrey||South East England|
|6||Pontefract||30.41||31,000||West Yorkshire||Yorkshire & Humber|
|7||Hook||7.6||7,770||Hampshire||South East England|
|10||Iver||7.6||12,189||Buckinghamshire||South East England|
Spokesperson comment and advice:
“While the growing number of absences relating to stress is worrying, there are many things that managers can do to help to reduce employee stress themselves.
“In recent months, industry experts have emphasised the importance of resilience. Building resilience encourages employees to respond to potential stressors positively and enables them to adapt to rapidly changing environments. Cultivation of a positive organisational culture is crucial when building resilient teams.”
“Support, rather than criticise employees that may be struggling with deadlines. Check-in with employees, find out if/where they are struggling, and work with them to find resolutions to these issues. These might be as simple as assigning a second employee to the project or sending the employee on extra training to help them understand how to overcome the challenge themselves. Supporting staff in this way will ultimately help them to learn and enable them to be more resilient in the face of similar struggles in the future.”
“Encouraging safe spaces, breaks and time-out can also make the difference if employees are feeling burnt out. Encourage your team to take regular breaks throughout the day, whether they are in or out of the office, and remind them of the importance of down-time.”
“And, while it may be tempting as a business owner to rush all your employees back into the office, think about how this sudden change in routine might challenge the mental wellbeing of your staff. Ask questions like, does the employee have other responsibilities (such as children, for instance) to attend to, and is it essential that they work in the office full time? Evaluate your staff members case-by-case wherever possible and try to be sensitive to their individual situations before ordering them back to the office full-time”.