Baker Stuart’s Insight: Research shows that the level of occupational stress workers feel directly correlates to the size of the company they are in. Generally speaking, the larger the organisation, the higher the likelihood of high levels of stress. Despite this, 45% of all respondents still say that their organisations have nothing in place to help with mental wellbeing.
We reported yesterday that younger job seekers who favour corporates could be missing out on greater opportunities within smaller organisations, and now new research suggests that despite margins often being tighter and tensions or losses often being felt more keenly in smaller businesses, the level of occupational stress workers feel directly correlates to the size of the company they are in. Micro businesses employing a maximum of four members of staff were less likely than those in businesses of any other size to feel work-related stress, with 45 percent of employees reporting this to the Perkbox 2018 UK Workplace Stress Report . This figure increases to 57 percent for small businesses (5 – 50 staff) and again to 62 percent for small to medium sized organisations (51 – 500 employees). Finally, workers at larger sized businesses – those with more than 500 members of staff – report the greatest […]