8 December 2017
The Australian, Australia
Section: General News • Article type : News Item

Stress at work is common, with 73 per cent of workers suffering from it.

Stress at work is common, with 73 per cent of workers suffering from it.

Most Australian workers are stressed at work and many believe their employers had the responsibility to combat the issue, in an emerging trend driven by millennials.

A new workplace survey has revealed 73 per cent of workers are stressed about work and stressed workers are 2½ times more likely to look for a new job in the next year than those who are not stressed.

The survey also shows 85 per cent of workers believed it was the employers’ responsibility to create an environment that addressed stress in the workplace.

The elements that employees believe have the most negative impact on wellbeing in the workplace are unrealistic workload expectations (48 per cent), job insecurity (41 per cent) and low team morale (38 per cent). Lead researcher Lindsay McMillan said the results were a wake-up call for Australian businesses and employers needed strategies to address the issue.

He says the results revealed generation Y was more stressed in all areas of their life than generation X and baby boomers.

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