Work is now the leading stress factor for South African professionals‚ overtaking health and family as triggers. The 2016 stress index‚ compiled from survey responses of nearly 3‚000 of Profmed’s professional membership base‚ showed that almost 32% of respondents ranked work as their highest stress factor. Work replaces health and family as the leading cause of stress in 2015 and 2014 respectively, which is unsurprising given the current economic climate‚ Profmed’s CEO and principal officer, Graham Anderson, said. "Graduate professionals in SA are increasingly under a huge amount of strain‚ largely driven by worsening economic conditions experienced in 2016‚" he says. "As companies look to tighten their belts‚ professionals find themselves having to take on several additional responsibilities and workloads‚ which can often seem overwhelming." The most stressed professionals are in the medical field (40.9%). While many did not specify their line of work‚ other professionals taking st...

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