More time at home would cut City stress

Nearly half of City workers
worldwide think a better balance between work and home life would reduce stress
in the office, according to a survey by financial recruiter CitiPeople.com.

The Ideal City
Workplace survey reveals that staff believe better policies and more
opportunities to telework would cut stress. More than a third want to work from
home.

One in five City staff
are "permanently stressed", and over half feel the strain at least
once a day.

A quarter said more
pay would reduce stress but only 4 per cent said fewer hours would help.

"There is a
strong perception among employees that stress can be reduced simply through
employers being more aware of work-life balance issues," said David
Twiddle, managing director of the CitiPeople Group.

The online survey
included 850 workers based in London, New York and Sydney.

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