Around the globe, women in the workplace are experiencing higher levels of stress on average compared to men. According to theHRDIRECTOR, stress triggers for those in the UK include heavy workloads, personal health and financial concerns – all exacerbated by lack of sleep.
Austin, the author of this article, describes this issue as a ‘global epidemic’, emphasising the fact that it needs to be dealt with swiftly by an increase in wellness programmes that can make work a less stressful environment.
We recommend this article as a useful read, particularly due to its focus on the solution to this problem. Rather than viewing the issue through a divisive lens, it reports the statistics and proposes how HR departments around the world can take action on helping their female employees, as well as all who experience unmanageable stress at work.
To find the article, follow this link: https://www.thehrdirector.com/features/gender/working-women-stressed-men424/
Austin, P. (2019). “Why working women are more stressed than men”, theHRDIRECTOR. 26/03/2019.