Research: 50% of workers skip lunch

Stress at work could become a more prevalent issue in many workplaces across the country unless people change their approach to their job, new research has indicated.

According to a study published by training provider Lifetime, nearly 50 per cent of professionals do not opt to take a lunch break, with 66 per cent of respondents stating they work above and beyond the hours stipulated in their contract.

Following the recession, mental anxiety has become a bigger problem in the majority of workforces as the threat of redundancy or wage reductions places individuals under increased levels of strain and pressure.

And the survey conducted by Lifetime revealed that 40 per cent of all professionals work six days every week, meaning they have very little time to relax and unwind.

This comes after professor Cary Cooper told Changeboard that managers need to do more to combat the issue of stress at work.

Posted by Emily SwansonADNFCR-1500-ID-801256328-ADNFCR

05/01/2012 14:54