Workers 'more stressed' in uncertain economic times

Published on Friday, 24 February 2012 11:52
Posted by Scott Buckler

Employees in the UK are becoming more stressed due to the economic uncertainty they are working in

A new survey conducted by Speechly Bircham, in conjunction with King's College London, revealed that redundancies are leading to worries about job security as well as increased workloads.

Four out of 10 firms admitted to staff shortages in key areas, which has led to members of staff covering work that was undertaken by former colleagues, the Financial Times reports.

Two thirds of the HR professionals confirmed they had cut their workforce due to economic pressures, which they believe has put more strain on remaining staff members at a time that employees are being hit by economically adverse conditions stretching their incomes to breaking point.

Kevin Friery, clinical director at Right Management Workplace Wellness, recently said that employers are not taking workplace stress seriously said senior managers tend to "significantly underestimate" the impact of workplace anxiety.

 

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