Employees are 'more stressed' over the Christmas period

16-12-2008

Employees are 'more stressed' over the Christmas period
Christmas may be one of the worst times for employees when it comes to stress, it has been suggested.

Online Recruitment reports that worries such as last minute shopping, the credit crunch and job security may all be extra worries for people this festive season.

Furthermore, the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), claims that those working in shops, bars and restaurants are likely to be under more pressure than normal as prices are slashed in an attempt to boost sales.

Nattasha Freeman, IOSH's president, said that the Christmas rush "places extra demands on employees who are already likely to be working at capacity, so employers need to watch out for signs that their employees are unable to cope".

Last month, System Concepts stated that many bosses fail to recognise stress in the workplace and do not realise the potentially serious nature of the problem.

Related categories: HR / Recruitment.


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