CIPD: Middle managers most likely to be stressed

Professionals in mid-ranking roles within companies are being worst-affected by stress at work in the aftermath of the global economic downturn.

That is according to new research by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), which found that nearly half of all such employees - 49 per cent - feel under excessive pressure at least once every week.

This figure established by the body's latest Employee Outlook - which involves questioning 2,000 workers across the country - is significantly higher than the average of 37 per cent for all professionals.

Furthermore, people operating in middle management positions were also found to be most concerned about their job security in the wake of the recession, with 29 per cent believing it likely that they will be made redundant in the near future.

Ben Willmott - head of public policy at the CIPD, which represents more than 135,000 members - called on senior officials to remember that mid-ranking staff play a crucial role in "managing change, translating the objectives of senior managers into actions, and motivating others".

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26/01/2012 16:49