Two in three take their work stress home

Two-thirds
of UK employees can’t leave stress in the office and 60 per cent of the working
population look stressed, tired and overworked to friends outside the
workplace, according to new research.

The
research was conducted by Parity, the IT services, resources and training
specialist, which surveyed 300 people from a cross-section of UK employees.

Rick
Bacon, managing director at Parity, said companies could alleviate stress with
human capital management policies.

He
said: “By pursuing this tactic to address long hours, and regularly
communicating with staff on HR and management issues, bosses can go a long way
to helping reduce employee stress levels.

“The
end result should be increased productivity, fewer cases of absence and
increased productivity”.

According
to the research, the main reasons employees site for workplace anxiety are:


unrealistic workloads (16 per cent)


job insecurity (14 per cent)


long hours (14 per cent)


colleagues’ incompetence (13 per cent)

By Michael Millar

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