Whether it’s workload, long hours or perhaps tight deadlines, there are many reasons why people experience work-related stress. Unfortunately, it’s also very common. In fact, 1 in 5 people take a day off due to stress. However, 90% of these people cite a different reason for their absence.
In 2020, the most common cause of stress was work-related. Understandably, the pandemic had a lot to do with this. There were issues around job security, financial stability and of course – cabin fever.
A survey to over 2,000 people found that workplace stress has resulted 18% developing anxiety and 7% have even had suicidal thoughts.
So what do these terrifying statistics tell us? Do they say that people don’t feel confident talking about stress? Are they not being given enough support from their employer? And is there anything we can do to help combat it?