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September 24, 2010

HR Fact Friday: 30 Percent of Managers Under More Stress

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Thirty percent of managers say they are more stressed at work today than a year ago, according to a survey by OfficeTeam, a division of Robert Half International Inc. Only 11 percent said it was lower, and 59 percent said it was about the same.

The survey also found that 28 percent of respondents expect their anxiety levels to rise in the coming year. Sixty-four percent said it would be about the same.

“Professionals at all levels are working harder and assuming more responsibilities as a result of companies relying on leaner teams,” said OfficeTeam executive director Robert Hosking. “Managers, in particular, may be feeling the heat as they strive to keep employees motivated and productive with limited resources.”

The survey was based on telephone interviews with more than 1,000 senior managers at companies with 20 or more employees.

Source: Staffing Industry Analysts

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