Under-25s say stress hinders work progress

City
staff under 25 years of age are less able to cope with stress at work,
according to a survey by ORC International.

More
than a quarter of the under-25s interviewed claim they often feel that they are
unable to cope at work, compared with 18 per cent in the 33-44 age group.

The
survey also shows that nearly half of the under-25s surveyed feel unable to
find any extra reserves of energy when they need them. Only 13 per cent of
those in the over 55-year-old category suffer the same problem.

Angela
Puri, ORC International’s stress consultant, said, “Stress-related disorders
are fast becoming the most prevalent reason for worker disability claims and it
is estimated that almost a third of absenteeism can be attributed to
stress-linked disorders.

“It’s
time that organisations began to seriously tackle this issue.”

Nearly
two-thirds of under-25s believe there is a lack of recognition for the work
they do, which contributes to their stress levels, and 61 per cent are
concerned with low staffing levels in their organisation.

Social
research company, ORC International, surveyed 400 people in City jobs.

www.orc.co.uk

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