Younger staff are feeling under pressure at work

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 claimed they often have feel that they
are unable to cope at work, compared with 18 per cent in the 33 to 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 suffered 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’s 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 that 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 organization.

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

www.orc.co.uk

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