Stressed employees 'drinking to help them cope'

06-01-2009

Stressed employees 'drinking to help them cope'
Some employees are drinking more alcohol to help them cope with the amount of stress they are under at work, research has discovered.

A poll conducted by E-learning provider SkillSoft discovered that 92 per cent of 3,000 respondents are experiencing stress in the workplace, Personnel Today reports.

Of these, 15 per cent said they were drinking to help them cope.

Nearly a third said they were becoming over-emotional and more than four in ten were losing sleep.

For most people their biggest fears were an increased workload and the risk of redundancy as the economic downturn continues in the UK.

Kevin Young, managing director of SkillSoft, said: "There is a worry out there about what the future holds for employment and people are nervous that they won't have the skills to cope with what may be required of them to keep their jobs."

Last month, a survey by People 1st found that employees are often more satisfied in their jobs if they can joke with their fellow workers, Online Recruitment reported.

Related categories: HR / Recruitment.


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