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Worrying times for workers require a flexible approach from employers

With a new survey showing that 85 per cent of workers have felt anxious over the past six months, employers need flexible and detailed health and wellbeing strategies in place to help their staff

Employers facing their own pressures may not be able to increase salaries, but they can offer resources to help their people manage stress and anxiety. Picture: Getty

Sinéad Proos is head of health and wellbeing at Laya Healthcare; find more details on the company’s research into HR trends at

Here is some eye-opening news for employers and HR leaders concerned about employee mental health and wellbeing: the leading cause of stress and anxiety in today’s workplace is not actually work-related.

Some 85 per cent of employees in Ireland surveyed for Laya Healthcare’s new workplace wellbeing index said they had experienced anxiety ...