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Workplace stress
Workplace stress

7 January 2019 | Herpreet Kaur Grewal


Workplace happiness comes least to millennials, according to research by healthcare company Cygnet Jobs. 


The survey of 1,001 UK adults carried out by the healthcare personnel provider has revealed that almost three in four (73 per cent) of 25 to 35-year-olds have recently taken workplace stresses home, and as many as 62 per cent of workers in this age bracket say they have felt sleep deprived owing to career stress in the past. 

One in five (22 per cent) of people in this age bracket say they noticed they were even losing weight because of this.

In contrast, only 9 per cent of those aged 55-plus said they have recently taken home workplace stress, suggesting that workplace happiness becomes more important for Britons as they age.

According to the poll, one in three (33 per cent) UK workers felt the need to prove themselves in their chosen career path, with an incredible 64 per cent of those aged 25 to 35 surveyed maintaining that workplace stresses affect their sleep.

Rowan Marriott, head of resourcing at Cygnet Jobs, said: “The research just highlights how many people in the UK, especially those aged between 25 and 55, are overworked and stressed. With work affecting their sleep, those people will soon become regularly irritable and potentially unwell. Most of us have the odd stressful day at work, but the long-term effects of being unhappy in the workplace can be very negative to someone’s mental and physical health.”

Percentage of UK adults who say they regularly take work-related stress home:

Age 18-25 – 19 per cent

Age 25-35 – 73 per cent

Age 35-45 – 64 per cent

Age 45-55 – 62 per cent

Age 55+ – 9 per cent