Within two years most employers will have health and wellbeing programmes in place to reduce workforce stress, according to a recent study.

The ‘Health, Wellbeing and Productivity’ survey by Towers Watson found that more than 40% of employers currently run stress management programmes. A further 31% plan to launch their own programmes within two years.

Rebekah Haymes, senior consultant at Towers Watson, noted that stress ‘can have a major negative impact’ on productivity.

She said: ‘The current focus for many employers is largely on help at the point of need; however, in future, they do foresee emphasising prevention, particularly with regard to managing stress levels.’

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