This includes how organisational change (large or small) is managed and communicated in the organisation.

The standard is that:

  • employees indicate that the organisation engages them frequently when undergoing an organisational change
  • systems are in place locally to respond to any individual concerns

What should be happening/states to be achieved:

  • the organisation provides employees with timely information to enable them to understand the reasons for proposed changes
  • the organisation ensures adequate employee consultation on changes and provides opportunities for employees to influence proposals
  • employees are aware of the probable impact of any changes to their jobs
  • if necessary, employees are given training to support any changes in their jobs
  • employees are aware of timetables for changes
  • employees have access to relevant support during changes

Full guidance can be found:

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  • Change

For more information please contact a mental well-being at work advisor.

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HSENI run a number of different webinars on work-related stress. Details of these including dates and registration can be found on the events page:

Small businesses

The HSENI risk assessment tool, is designed for organisations with fifty or more staff. HSENI has provided additional advice for small businesses.