This Blue Monday, CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job site, revealed that almost three quarters of professionals in Manchester are feeling the strain, with 73.8% stating that their job makes them feel stressed. What’s more, over half (53.3%) said this impacts their private life, with 61% experiencing low mood even after they leave work.
The survey of 1,100 workers sought to discover the top causes behind workplace stress and where professionals are most affected. Below, CV-Library reveals the cities where Brits are most likely to suffer from stress, with Manchester making its way into the top three. The full list includes:
- Brighton – 84%
- Bristol – 74.3%
- Manchester – 73.8%
- Liverpool – 72.7%
- Southampton – 70.6%
- London – 69.4%
- Edinburgh – 67.7%
- Leeds – 66.7%
- Newcastle – 66%
- Birmingham – 64.7%
Lee Biggins, founder and CEO of CV-Library, comments: “Stress and mental health has become a hot topic of late, with businesses and professionals alike focussing on mental wellbeing at work. Despite this, it’s clear from these findings that more needs to be done to help eliminate stress and support increasingly busy professionals in Manchester.”
Respondents were asked to identify the top causes of their stress, with the number one problem being increasing workloads (71.1%). This was followed by their manager (51.1%), making a mistake (33.3%), tight deadlines (28.9%) and customers/clients (24.4%).
Biggins concludes: “While it’s concerning to learn that such a large percentage of Manchester’s professionals are suffering from workplace stress, this comes as little surprise. High pressure roles, the always-on culture and mounting workloads are having an increasing impact on workers in the city.”
“If you’re feeling the strain as a result of your job, it could be time to look for a better opportunity elsewhere. With many businesses in city looking to expand their team in the New Year, now could be the perfect time to kick-start your search!”
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