IPA Stress index

– Achieve a balanced workplace with fewer sick days due to stress

IPA Stress Index

Do people in your organisation thrive?

IPA Nordic helps you and your organisation to create a path towards balance by measuring workplace well-being and risk of stress. It is quick to get started and in this way you ensure that the well-being and stress index becomes a key figure in your organisation.

Putting stress into numbers in the above way indicates how big a problem stress actually is. Both in Danish workplaces and as a global source of illness. However, the stress statistics do not indicate the personal costs that serious stress can have for the individual employee.

5 impacts on the IPA Stress Index


It takes a few minutes for each employee to complete


Based on 10 evidence-based questions related to the workplace.


We measure on an ongoing basis – typically 2-4 times a quarter. Real picture stress, possibility of reaction.


Responses are anonymous and above 5 responses, reporting will be opened.


Automatic emails can be sent with the company’s offer of help

Provides support to HR, Managers and employees

Counselling for stress sufferers

All responses are anonymous. There is a built-in monitoring tool that can automatically send a message to the employee’s private e-mail. Here, the company can tell them about the options available to them, or whether the company subscribes to a stress coach.

IPA Pulse Monitoring Dashboard

The manager and HR get an overview of how the organisation/department is thriving and where there is a risk of stress. In this way, IPA Pulse measurements become a key figure like other strategic and financial KPIs.

IPA Stress Index

Instant results

Monitor development

Management can monitor developments, and individual employees can monitor their own development and get help and counselling, both internally and externally, when necessary.

Have an active stress contingency plan

Often the individual employee does not realise that something is wrong. After two negative surveys, the employee can receive an anonymous email about what offers the company has for employees, as well as good advice and recommendations.

Openness makes for good employer branding

Taking stress seriously is something that both existing and new employees appreciate. It creates an open and action-orientated culture.

IPA Stress Index

IPA HR InSights is a Stress Dashboard

The organisation gets an overview of how the department is thriving and where there is a risk of stress. Stress and Wellbeing becomes a key figure like other strategic and financial KPIs.

What is stress?

Stress is a state of physical or mental tension that occurs in response to strain, challenges or threats in our environment.

It can be a natural reaction to, for example, a busy period or a pressurised work situation, but if stress levels remain high over a long period of time, it can have negative consequences for our health and well-being.

Stress can manifest itself in different ways, such as irritability, sleep problems, difficulty concentrating, heart palpitations and emotional instability.

Stress in Denmark

The share of adult Danes with a high score on the stress scale has increased from 21 per cent in 2013 to 25 per cent in 2017 and 29 per cent in 2021.

Nearly one in four sickness absences is due to a poor psychological working environment. This corresponds to 35,000 Danes who are on sick leave every day due to psychosocial factors

Stress is responsible for one million days of absence per year, 30,000 hospitalisations, 3,000 early retirements and 500,000 consultations in general practice each year