Workplace stress is never off our radar, and with so many factors to consider, it’s a topic we’re returning to again, this time focusing on how physical wellbeing benefits can help reduce employee stress levels.

An Industry Review

There are multiple factors that impact employee stress levels, including external and personal circumstances. However, there’s also a difference between industries, which you’d expect given the varying nature of roles and responsibilities.

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Unsurprisingly, the healthcare industry is at the top with an overall high-stress level of 11%, but it shares that spot with the finance, information, construction, and trade industries. Healthcare support is at 10%, and education is close behind at 9%.

Employee stress levels also vary depending on seniority, with 14% of upper management reporting high stress due to having a higher level of accountability and responsibility over other employees. Second to upper management is the other end of seniority scale – interns and temporary workers, of which 10% recorded high-stress levels.

67.9% of students attend internships, so interns are predominantly younger people embarking on their career path – we’ll look at the relationship between stress and age next. As for those in temporary positions, the high-stress level could be attributed to having less job security.

In this blog, we take a look at: a generational divide, Online GP, fitness lifestyle discounts, and cycle to work salary sacrifice scheme.