SMART THINKING ON STRESS
HMAwards 2019

SMART THINKING ON STRESS

A recent survey by recruiter CV-Library has revealed that over two-thirds (67.7%) of UK workers are feeling significant workplace stress.

The data revealed the sectors where Brits are most likely to suffer from stress, with this top 10 outpacing the national average of 67.7%:

Social Care – 86.4%

Recruitment – 81.8%

Sales – 79.2%

Accounting – 76.7%

Construction – 76%

Marketing – 73.7%

IT – 70%

Legal – 70%

Design – 69.2%

Manufacturing – 68.6%

Respondents were also asked to identify the top causes of their stress, with the number one problem being increasing workloads (54.8%). This was followed by their manager (40.1%), tight deadlines (34.1%), making a mistake (30.5%) and customers/clients (25.9%).

“These are all sectors that involve a lot of pressure, as well as tight deadlines and aggressive targets,” commented Lee Biggins, founder and CEO of CV-Library. “It’s clear from these findings that more needs to be done to help eliminate stress and support increasingly busy professionals.”

We’re currently working with two men who have taken a great interest in this topic, the stars of SAS: Who Dares Wins, the Channel 4 Series in which contestants are put through a recreation of the SAS selection process. As highly experienced Special Forces operatives, Matthew ‘Ollie’ Ollerton and Jason ‘Foxy’ Fox know all about decision making under extreme pressure and the mental toughness required to take, and ultimately survive, those decisions.

When they’re not busy putting new recruits through their paces on SAS: Who Dares Wins, Jason and Ollie make motivational speeches about the pressures of business and how to survive them, drawn from experience operating at the highest military level and in situations most people could simply not imagine. They’ll be sharing some of their wisdom with us at a special invite-only LAW Creative Breakfast Briefing in London next month, and we’ll share some of their insights with you here on the blog. Ollie and Jason aim to change the way people think about the challenges they face so they can manage the pressure and perform at their best. It’s a positive way to approach stress and that’s the kind of thing we like at LAW Creative – tackling problems with smart thinking.

If you are looking for Smart Thinking, Strategy, Creative, Technology, Data and script to screen Film Making please contact keith.sammels@lawcreative.co.uk.

Books by Jason and Ollie:

Jason Fox: Battle Scars. A Story of War And All That Follows

Ollie Ollerton: Break Point. Fear. Courage, Strength. Survival.