Long gone are the days where a job was seen as a precious stone one had to hold to and be grateful for. Supposedly, employees today have choices—lots of them. The average person spends 90,000 hours at work over their lifetime so to be happy and engaged at work is very important. Happy employees are more satisfied, creative, and productive comparing to their counterparts.
Cygnet Jobs, has recently released the results of a survey of 1,001 UK adults testing happiness at the workplace and their results were unexpected. They discovered the true reality of what is going on and the picture is not so rosy as we would like it to be. Workplace happiness comes least to millennials, according to the research, with many young adults who are focusing on carving out their career paths taking home the stresses of work.
The survey of 1,001 UK adults carried out by the UK’s leading healthcare companies, Cygnet Jobs, has revealed that almost 3 in 4 (73%) 25-35 year olds have recently taken workplace stresses home, and in fact as many as 62% of workers in this age bracket say they’ve felt sleep deprived due to career stress in the past. An astonishing one in five (22%) people in this age bracket say they noticed they were even losing weight because of this.
In contrast, only 9% of those aged 55+ said they’ve recently taken home workplace stress, suggesting that workplace happiness becomes more important for Brits as they age.
According to the survey, 1 in 3 (33%) UK workers felt the need to prove themselves in their chosen career path, with an incredible 64% of the 25-35 year old workers surveyed saying workplace stresses affect their sleep.
Rowan Marriott, Head of Resourcing at Cygnet Jobs said, ‘The research just highlights how many people in the UK, especially those aged between 25 and 55 are overworked and stressed. With work affecting their sleep, those people will soon become regularly irritable and potentially unwell.Most of us have the odd stressful day at work, but the long term effects of being unhappy in the workplace can be very negative to someone’s mental and physical health.”
Percentage of UK adults who say they regularly take work-related stress home are the following:
Cygnet is the on of the largest behavioural health providers in the UK, currently taking care of over 2,500 individuals in 96 services, collaborating with more than 140 public authorities. The company aims to consistently make a positive difference to the individuals lives, through service-user focused care and rehabilitation.
Cygnet feels that engagement and happiness in the workplace is crucial, so they believe in creating a learning environment where all staff are encouraged and supported to achieve their potential. They have their own dedicated Learning and Development team who co-ordinate and deliver quality learning opportunities for all their team members.
For more information, please visit www.cygnetjobs.co.uk
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