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11 top workplace stressors
With workplace stress leading to lower productivity and increased turnover, an important tool in an employer’s pocket is a working knowledge of what workplace stressors exist and how to help workers manage them. A new survey from CareerCast, a job search portal, finds these following 11 factors represent the most common stressors in any given profession.

The CareerCast Job Stress survey had 1,071 respondents who selected the most stressful part of their job from one of the 11 stress factors used to compile CareerCast’s most and least stressful jobs report.
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11. Environmental conditions
2% of respondents say this is a leading contributor to workplace stress.
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10. Travel
3% of respondents say this is a leading contributor to workplace stress.
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9. Meeting the public
4% of respondents say this is a leading contributor to workplace stress.
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8. Hazards encountered
5% of respondents say this is a leading contributor to workplace stress.
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7. Life at risk
7% of respondents say this is a leading contributor to workplace stress.
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6. Growth potential
7% of respondents say this is a leading contributor to workplace stress.
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5. Working in the public eye
8% of respondents say this is a leading contributor to workplace stress.
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4. Physical demands
8% of respondents say this is a leading contributor to workplace stress.
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3. Competitiveness
10% of respondents say this is a leading contributor to workplace stress.
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2. Life of another at risk
17% of respondents say this is a leading contributor to workplace stress.
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1. Deadlines
30% of respondents say this is a leading contributor to workplace stress.

For the full CareerCast report, click here.
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