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Organizational stress is highest source of stress for Canadian employees

Staff Writer |
New research by Morneau Shepell found that organizational stress is the highest source of stress for Canadian employees and is presenting strong correlations to employee retention.

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In the survey of employees and employers across Canada, a significant number of people managers (40 percent) and employees (34 percent) reported suffering from extreme levels of stress over the last six months, with both groups ranking workplace stress higher than personal stress.

According to the research, a number of factors are contributing to this growing trend in workplace stress, including workload and long hours, co-workers and job responsibilities.

When broken out by demographic, female employees are more likely to report being under higher levels of workplace stress than their male counterparts.

On a personal level, both employees and managers cited financial issues, aging parents and feelings of isolation as the main sources of stress.


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