Sixty percent of workers say work-related pressure has increased in the last five years, according to new research from the staffing firm Accountemps. Millennials top this super-stressed list with 64 percent saying they’re overwhelmed at work, compared with 59 percent of 35 to 54 year-olds, and only 35 percent of those 55 and older.
Increases in stress levels have harmful effects on the bottom line, researchers noted. From increased burnout and turnover to decreased morale and productivity, managers need to monitor team members for symptoms of increased stress levels. Accountemps’ report suggests employers should encourage workers to use stress-relieving tools, including stress-management webinars, wellness programs and yoga or meditation classes.