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Belgium - 43% say that stress levels at work are up on last year

17 November 2011

43% of Belgians believe that their stress levels at work have increased when compared with last year. 45% say that their stress levels have remained the same, according to the latest 'Zen Barometer' published by Human Resources consultancy HDP-AristA.

90% of managers say that they are enthusiastic about their work compared with 70% of workers. At the other end of the spectrum, 17% of workers say that they are very de-motivated, 70% of whom believe that their stress level at work is very high.

The Top-3 stress inducing factors for workers are an uneven but increased workload, excessive concentration levels over an extended period of time and emotional stress, such as being confronted with unpleasant and difficult decision making.

The Top-3 stress inducing factors for managers are an uneven but increased workload, emotional stress and bad organisation.

Interestingly, 20% of all respondents say that they are not sufficiently prepared to cope with stress in general, irrespective of the level of stress.

50% of employers say that they have stress-reducing measures in place but only 10% have carried out a psychological risk analysis.

To read the full report, in French language, please click here


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