Top industries where workers are likely to feel workplace stress

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A new report has revealed the top industries where people are most likely to feel stress in the workplace.

The CV-Library report surveyed 1,100 workers to determine the causes behind workplace stress and the industries that experience it the most.

The top industries include:

-Social care (86.4%)

– Recruitment (81.8%)

– Sales (79.2%)

– Accounting (76.7%)

– Construction (76%)

– Marketing (73.7%)

– IT (70%)

– Legal (70%)

– Design (69.2%)

– Manufacturing (68.6%)

Lee Biggins, founder and CEO of CV-Library, commented, “While it’s concerning to learn that such a large percentage of the population are suffering from workplace stress, in many of these key industries that comes as little surprise. These are all high-pressure roles, particularly those in the care sector and others such as recruitment, sales and construction, which require tight deadlines and aggressive targets. These factors often add to the stress of the job; especially as we start a new year.”

The top causes of their stress include:

–  Increasing workloads (54.8%)

– Their manager (40.1%)

– Tight deadlines (34.1%)

– Making a mistake (30.5%)

– Customers/clients (25.9%)

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