Poor pay and benefits is the main cause of stress at work for 12% of employees.
However, almost a quarter (24%) believe that stress is mainly caused by a heavy workload, while a further 12% claim long hours help to increase stress levels, according to Research into stress triggers from Croner.
Relationships at work were also cited as a factor, with 14% stating that a bad relationship with colleagues impacted on stress levels and 12% reporting a poor relationship with their boss had the same effect.
Just 5% of respondents said that they became stressed as a result of a long commute, while a further 3% explained that being overlooked for a promotion was a cause of the problem.
A lucky 14% claimed that they do not experience stress at work.
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Which factor do employees consider the most stressful?
|Poor relationship with colleagues||14%|
|Poor relationship with boss||12%|
|Pay and benefits||12%|