Are you one of the most stressed employees in the UK?

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New research carried out by Perkbox has found that men from Cardiff aged between 25 and 34 who work in finance with over 250 employees are the most stressed.

A study of 3,000 UK employees as part of the 2018 UK Workplace Stress Report, found that 46 per cent experience stress related to families, while 45 per cent suffer from tension related to money and finances.

According to the research, some industries are tougher than others with workers in the finance sector feeling the most stressed at 69 per cent. This is closely followed by local and national Government (68 per cent) and healthcare (66 per cent).

“It’s interesting to see which demographics suffer with work stress the most,” said Chieu Cao, CMO and co-founder at Perkbox.

“Those aged 25 to 34 are often not only in a particularly pressured time in their careers as they fight their way up the ladder – perhaps even taking on more work or responsibility in order to prove themselves – but quite often they’ll also be saving to buy a house, organising weddings or even starting a family.

“It’s also interesting to see the gender divide – it seems women are less likely to report feeling stressed at work compared to men (38 percent versus 50 per cent, respectively).”

Those aged 25-34 are most likely to face stress brought on by work, with around three quarters experiencing it.

Meanwhile, 81 per cent of the nation admit that stress has a real impact on their lives, with the most common consequence proving to be a lack of sleep at 57 per cent.

Chieu added: “There are many things people can do to manage their stress levels – from taking the time to exercise, reducing the amount of time they spend working at home close to bedtime and ensuring that time is taken to carry out the hobbies that make them happiest. But the onus isn’t just on them.

“It is in employers’ interests to ensure that workers are not feeling overly stressed – and the data clearly shows that, in some industries, there is a more urgent need for bosses to take action than in others.”

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    Jade Burke

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