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.