How can employers reduce the incidence of employees taking time off work on account of stress?

Employers can minimise the likelihood of employees experiencing workplace stress by giving high priority to mental health and stress when conducting risk assessments. They can also take positive measures to ensure that workloads, targets and deadlines are within each employee's coping resources, and ensure that employees do not work excessive hours. Providing adequate training and regularly communicating with staff about all work-related matters will also assist.