Workers at small businesses are least likely to experience stress

Despite margins often being tighter and tensions or losses often being felt more keenly in smaller businesses, new research shows that 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 […]

Workplace populated by a bunch of fitness ‘amateurs’

Britain is a nation of wannabe PT’s, offering out amateur fitness advice to colleagues, friends and family with no professional expertise to base it on, according to new research. The survey of 1,000 UK adults carried out by Focus Training, found that almost two thirds (61%) of UK gym-goers knowingly hand out advice and expertise […]

GIG Economy pressures make drivers and couriers more likely to crash report suggests

Drivers and couriers who get their work from apps face a “heightened risk” of crashes, a study suggests. Research from University College London (UCL) indicated 42% of “gig-economy” couriers and taxi drivers reported vehicle damage because of a collision. Close to half admitted time pressure could make them break the speed limit. Distraction by smartphones and […]

Half of employees do nothing to relieve work stress

Time poor employees are not doing anything to relieve stress outside of work – ironically often due to not having the time – according to new research out today. A survey of 1,015 UK adults in employment carried out by learning marketplace, Obby.co.uk, revealed that 48% of British workers do little or nothing at all to relieve […]

Sales workers are the most likely to comfort eat to deal with stress

Sales businesses should rethink vending machines and snack drawers at work, as workers in this industry are more likely than any other to comfort eat in order to deal with stress, according to new research. More than 1 in every 2 (54%) sales workers admit that stress has this effect on them, according to a […]