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Ivan Robertson, Cary Cooper


This Mini Toolkit provides a one-stop, comprehensive set of resources for managing workplace stress effectively.

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About the book

Some of the most common training challenges require quick and adaptable training solutions. This mini Toolkit provides just such a tool.

The Stress Mini Toolkit provides a one-stop, comprehensive set of resources for managing workplace stress effectively. It is consistent with the Health and Safety Executive's (HSE) latest guidelines on stress management and will take the effort out of trawling different avenues for credible information and guidance on workplace stress. It is packed with up-to-date research and practical advice and covers all the different stages of managing stress in the workplace, from awareness of the issues to auditing staff and implementing targeted solutions. This toolkit will equip you with the knowledge and skills to confidently establish policies to deal with stress in your organisation that will deliver real bottom-line benefits.

Table Of Contents

  • Section - ONE: Understanding Stress;
    • Chapter - 01: Understanding Stress;
    • Chapter - 02: Calculating the Cost of Sickness Absence and Turnover;
    • Chapter - 03: Understanding the Legal Case for Managing Stress;
    • Chapter - 04: Stress Awareness Quiz;
    • Chapter - 05: Recognising Stress in Others;
    • Chapter - 06: Identifying 'At Risk' Groups;
  • Section - TWO: The Business Case;
    • Chapter - 07: Preparing the Business Case;
  • Section - THREE: Strategy and Policy Development;
    • Chapter - 08: Developing a Stress Policy;
    • Chapter - 09: Marketing and Branding;
  • Section - FOUR: The Auditing Approach;
    • Chapter - 10: Five Steps to Stress Risk Assessment;
    • Chapter - 11: Effective Focus Groups;
    • Chapter - 12: Action Planning;
  • Section - FIVE: Section Five;
    • Chapter - 13: Stress Reduction Intervention Design;
    • Chapter - 14: Guidelines for Resilience Training and Development;
    • Chapter - 15: Guidelines for Developing Stress Management Training for Line Managers;
    • Chapter - 16: Line Manager's Toolkit - A Checklist;
    • Chapter - 17: The First Conversation;
  • Section - SIX: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Stress Interventions;
    • Chapter - 18: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Stress Interventions

Book Details

  • Imprint: CIPD - Kogan Page
  • EAN: 9781843982081
  • Edition: 1
  • Published: 16th April 2008
  • Loose-leaf
  • Format: 319x247
  • 152 pages
  • Series: HR Toolkits

About the Author

Business psychology consultancy since 1999. Ivan Robertson is a Chartered Psychologist and Fellow of the British Psychological society. He is Emeritus Professor of Organisational Psychology at the University of Leeds and Emeritus Professor at the University of Manchester. Cary Cooper is Professor of Organisational Psychology and Health at Lancaster University Management School and Pro Vice Chancellor at Lancaster University. He is a leading expert on workplace stress and wellbeing and in 2001 was awarded a CBE for his services to health and safety.

Ivan Robertson

Cary Cooper