Stress at work 'on the up across the UK'

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Compensation claims made on the basis of stress at work could be set to become more common in the near future.

That is if the findings of new research published today by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and Simplyhealth are anything to go by; as these have shown that a growing number of working people are struggling with anxiety issues.

The Quality of Working Life 2012 report, which involved questioning more than 1,000 managers across the UK, found that 42 per cent of bosses are now suffering from either stress or depression.

By comparison, when the study was last conducted in 2007, prior to the onset of the global economic downturn, this figure stood at 35 per cent.

Meanwhile, presenteeism has also gone up from 32 per cent to 43 per cent over the same time period.

Howard Hughes, head of employer marketing at Simplyhealth said, "We're now in a double-dip recession, unemployment is high, consumer confidence is low and businesses and individuals are feeling the pinch."

Posted by Emily Swanson

17/07/2012 16:44