Monday, 1 June 2009
Over 50's coping better with stress at work
This is the conclusion of an Investors in People report which shows that the nation’s workers are more stressed than they were a year ago. 38% of employees it surveyed had seen their stress levels crank up in the past 12 months. They found that older workers are finding everything less stressful than their younger counterparts – possibly because they’ve been through it all before. Only 32% of over-55s reported an increase in stress, compared with 41% of 35- to 44-year-olds, and 45% of 45- to 54-year-olds. This is yet another reason to encourage mentoring schemes where older workers can help younger ones to ride this out.