New Report Reveals Generational Differences in Employee Stressors

Despite an improving job market, workers are still experiencing high levels of stress, according to the 2016 ComPsych StressPulse report, “Stress and Generational Differences Among Workers.” Looking across three different age groups – Millennials, Generation X and Baby Boomers – the report revealed Millennials have the highest rates of anxiety and depression, and GenX employees have the highest rate of relationship issues.

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“Employees of different age groups have very different causes of stress,” said Dr. Richard A. Chaifetz, founder, chairman and CEO of ComPsych, a global provider of employee assistance programs. “Employers should take this into consideration when communicating what support services are available, such as employee assistance and work-life programs. In addition, access to EAP services should be provided in a variety of ways – including chat, apps, online resources and phone – in order to meet the needs of various age groups, and provide resources in the manner they prefer.”

Source: ComPsych