A recent survey carried out by healthcare provider Medicash has discovered that more than half the UK workforce feels over stressed at work.
The survey, which interviewed more than 3,000 employees across Bolton and the UK, found that 1 in 10 workers feel stressed before they even start work and 6% that felt stressed all the time.
Almost a third of those polled also outlined that they had taken time off work due to stress or quit a job altogether as a result.
The problem is thought to be more severe within small to medium sized businesses, with workers 50 percent more likely to take time off work due to stress or anxiety.
Medicash is advising small to medium sized business owners to address the problem in advance by talking to workers about the daily pressures they face and putting measures in place to avoid unnecessary absence in the future.