The Stress Indicator Tool is now available for free to pilot for a maximum of 50 employees.
Register for a webinar to find out more about the Tool and how it could benefit your business
Register for an upcoming live webinar demonstrating the Stress Indicator Tool
If these dates and times do not suit, please get in touch and we can arrange an alternative demo for you.
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What is the Stress Indicator Tool?
Every employer has a legal duty to assess and protect employees from work-related stress under the Management of Health and Safety Regulations 1999.
Stress is a major cause of sickness absence in the workplace and costs over £5 billion a year in Great Britain. It affects individuals, their families and colleagues by impacting on their health, but it also has tremendous financial and operational impacts for employers.
Therefore, industry experts at HSE have developed and produced an online Stress Indicator Tool (SIT) that measures the attitudes and perceptions of employees towards work-related stress.
Benefits of using Stress Indicator Tool
- Intuitive system that reduces admin time and resources used
- Survey available in multiple language templates
- Options to customise – add branding, write a personalised introduction, choose appropriate demographic questions and tailor the terminology to reflect your workplace
- Automatic analysis of the responses generates a summary report of the results and provides recommendations to address identified issues
- Directly focus and compare results against departments, job roles, locations, age etc.
- Functionality to create bespoke reports to highlight potential priority areas
- Access to a wealth of HSE resources
Why should employers invest in mental health interventions?
A recent report from Deloitte shows a complex but positive case for employers to invest in the mental health of their employees, with an average return of £5 for every £1 spent (5:1). However, there is a large spread of potential returns from 0.4:1 up to nearly 11:1. Interventions with the highest returns tend to focus on preventative large scale initiatives, and on using technology or diagnostics to tailor support for those most in need.
Case Study: 11% Improvement in Stress Sickness Absence
Scottish Power Energy Retail is an international energy company focused on growth, safety and service. They are one of the UK’s top customer service suppliers of gas and electricity with around 5.2 million customers. The organisation recently took a dynamic and systematic approach to reducing work-related stress, as they realised the many benefits of doing so. Working in partnership with HSE they were able to improve their sickness absences by 11%.
Free v Premium version
The tool is available either for free or as an enhanced premium version. The table below provides an outline of the differences between the two options:
|Stress Indicator Tool
|Fully Secure ISO27001 (data stored in the UK)
|Fully Accessible version
|Suggested control measures based on scores
|Survey mobile compatible via browser
|Survey via mobile app (offline mode)
|Organisational set demographics
|Personalisation including company logo
|Total number of employees
|Set up multiple assessments
|Set up organisational demographics
|Shared and linked accounts
|Ability to download raw data
|Auto report with priority/focus areas
|Ability to filter auto reports by demographics
|Yes (minimum of 10 responses required)
|Ability to download and share auto reports
For help creating an account and setting up your survey visit our help page.
For those who require a larger licence visit the premium section.
Premium Stress Indicator Tool
The Premium Stress Indicator Tool is only available to organisations who want to survey more than 50 employees.
The prices outlined below allow administrative and user rights to the Stress Indicator Tool (all prices are excluding VAT).
For employers with more than 10,000 employees; a price is available upon request.
|No. of Employees
|Licence Fee Year 1
|Annual Charge for Each Consecutive Year