The Covid pandemic created a paradigm shift in the way businesses operate, highlighting the importance of employee wellbeing in the workplace. The Human Resources (HR) departments of organizations have taken on the challenge of ensuring that employees are working in a safe and healthy environment while also managing their mental and emotional wellbeing. However, the task has proven to be challenging, with HR departments struggling to recognize and tackle stress in the workplace.

Employee wellbeing has finally become a top priority for organizations, as it is directly linked to employee productivity and organizational success. HR departments have been tasked with creating a positive work environment and developing strategies to tackle stress in the workplace. However, the challenge lies in recognizing and addressing the various factors that contribute to employee stress. With the rise of remote work and other changes brought about by the pandemic, HR departments have been forced to adapt to the changing needs of employees, making the task of promoting wellbeing even more challenging.

In this episode of the People and Performance podcast, we focus on wellbeing in the workplace and ways to recognize and tackle stress.

Our guest today is Professor Sir Cary Cooper, CBE, the 50th Anniversary Prof of Organizational Psychology & Health at Manchester Business School at the University of Manchester.

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Sir Cary is the author and editor of hundreds of books and is one of Britain’s most quoted business experts.

He is a founding President of the British Academy of Management, a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute and one of only a few UK Fellows of the (American) Academy of Management, past President of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and President of RELATE. He is Chair of the Academy of Social Sciences.

Sir Cary was awarded the CBE by the Queen in 2001 for his contributions to organizational health and safety; and in 2014 he was awarded a Knighthood for his contribution to the social sciences.