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Stress Facts for Organizations to Consider


  • 26% of employees report that they are "often" or "very often" burned out or severely stressed at their work
                  The Families and Work Institute

  • 29% of workers complain that they are "quite a bit" or "extremely stressed" at work
                   Yale University

  • Three-quarters of employees believe that workers have much more on-the-job stress than a generation ago
                    Princeton Survey, Research Associates

  • 80% of workers feel stress on-the-job

  • Nearly half say they need help in learning how to manage stress

  • 14% felt like striking a co-worker in the past year but didn't
                    Gallop Poll, 2001

  • 65% of workers said that workplace stress had caused them difficulties and 10% described these as "major"

  • Nearly one in four reported being driven to tears because of workplace stress

  • Half of all workers frequently skip lunch because of the stress of job demands

  • Over 50% say they often spend 12 hours a day on work- related duties

  • One in five have quit a previous position because of job stress

  • 62% routinely end the day with work-related neck pain

  • 34% reported sleeping problems because they were too stressed out
                   2000 Integra Realty Resources Survey

  • The number of people absent from work due to stress tripled since 1995
                   CCH Unscheduled Absence Survey of 800,000 Workers in 300 Co's, 1999


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