Research: 47% workers feel more stressed than last year

Stress at work remains a burgeoning issue in the British employment sector, new research has shown.

According to a study conducted by Canada Life Group Insurance, nearly half of all workers across the UK - 47 per cent - now feel under greater mental pressure in their jobs than they did at the corresponding period last year.

In addition, 13 per cent of professionals believe their anxiety problems will grow further in the near future as the impact of the global economic downturn continues to be felt by companies operating in all sectors.

Paul Avis, director of sales and marketing at the organisation, observed that the fact the economic climate has been characterised by wage cuts and redundancies over the last few years is the primary reason behind this trend.

However, Carole Spiers of the Carole Spiers Group recently insisted that managers can limit the impact stress has on their employees by teaching them how to deal with it properly.

Posted by Francesca Witney ADNFCR-1500-ID-801223553-ADNFCR

28/11/2011 16:40