TITLE

Acas cuts stress at probation service

PUB. DATE
April 2007
SOURCE
People Management;4/5/2007, Vol. 13 Issue 7, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that West Yorkshire Probation Service in England, has taken a bold approach to reducing stress by calling in Acas to chair focus groups of employees. The move has resulted in a 39 per cent reduction in stress-related absence. Ian Brandwood, human resources director, said that the move, coupled with the results of an initial survey, revealed staff complaints about the way work was allocated, breaks not being adhered to, and examples of heavy-handed or bullying management.
ACCESSION #
25311056

 

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