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Young employees 'less likely to ask for help'

Published: Wednesday, 08 June 2011   Category: All Graduate job news

Employees in graduate roles - and young workers in general - are reluctant to ask their managers for help despite needing more support their older collegues, according to Right Corecare.

Kevin Friery, clinical director at the organisation, said that this was likely to be due to how younger generations handled pressure.

"They are starting to learn the resources and the skills that you need to be an employee, but they haven't got it yet," he said. "They are still at the beginning of their experience of being an employee. They need more support at that time."

However, Mr Friery said younger workers were less likely to ask for help, because they are a little bit less confident and they "don't want to be seen as having difficulties."

The latest GfK NOP International Employee Engagement Survey found that 40 per cent of employees aged 18 to 29 frequently experience stress at work, compared to less than a quarter of over-60s.

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