Rewards & BenefitsHealth and WellbeingThe main reasons for work-related stress for the UK workforce

The main reasons for work-related stress for the UK workforce

With such a large number of workers suffering from work-related stress in the UK, and 15.4 million days a year being lost due to this. We look at the most common reasons for this.

With recent figures from the Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) showing that approximately 600,000 workers in the UK suffer from work-related stress, depressions, or anxiety. Reboot Digital Marketing agency initiated a survey to find the most common reasons why the UK workforce are stressed at work.

The most common reasons for this included an overload of work being expected of them, followed by unrealistic targets, as well as employees feeling frustrated by the lack of effort and competence from their co-workers.

When being asked how they attempt to deal with their stress at work, the majority of the participants mentioned that complaining to another person was the best way to aid this, closely followed by taking time off work.

Comments are closed.

Whitepaper

HRD People Leadership Survey 2019

Leadership Development HRD People Leadership Survey 2019

4m
HRD People Leaders' Report 2018

Report | HR Strategy HRD People Leaders' Report 2018

8m
Are you getting your employee benefits wrong?

Employee Benefits Are you getting your employee benefits wrong?

9m

Related Articles

Making stress in the workplace a priority to positively impact productivity

Health and Wellbeing Making stress in the workplace a priority to positively impact productivity

3m David Bourne
Working flexibly to reduce employee stress levels

Health and Wellbeing Working flexibly to reduce employee stress levels

3m Vicki
New studies find that 90% of the UK workers are stressed most of the time

Health and Wellbeing New studies find that 90% of the UK workers are stressed most of the time

5m Louron Pratt
How workplace stress can enhance productivity and effectiveness

Health and Wellbeing How workplace stress can enhance productivity and effectiveness

5m Louron Pratt
Early pay in December leaves employees five times more likely to rely on credit

Health and Wellbeing Early pay in December leaves employees five times more likely to rely on credit

7m Louron Pratt
The most common reasons for work-related stress in 2018

Health and Wellbeing The most common reasons for work-related stress in 2018

7m Louron Pratt
Guiding your employees through retirement

Health and Wellbeing Guiding your employees through retirement

7m Louron Pratt
97% of office workers feel frustrated at work

Health and Wellbeing 97% of office workers feel frustrated at work

8m Louron Pratt