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Employers 'should be aware of stress factors'

Sunday 10 January 2010 by

There are six stress risk factors that people in London hedge fund jobs could be affected by, it has been suggested.

Ann McCracken, chair of International Stress Management Association UK (ISMA UK), said these are triggers that cause people to feel under pressure in the workplace and consist of control, relationships, change, support, role and demands.

She explained although companies are required to carry out assessments for stress management, there has been an increase in the number of employees in the UK with worries about their job.

Ms McCracken said members of ISMA UK "have noticed that they are meeting and working with more people concerned about work".

However, she pointed out that no official figures will be released on the matter for another 12 months.

In August this year, a study conducted by Medicash found men are four times more likely to have time off work due to employment-related stress.