Workplace stress impacts women more than men, with generally greater feelings of anxiety, fatigue, irritability, depression and insomnia.

Women and millennials are particularly interested in workplace programs to help them deal with their outsized feelings of stress and other negative emotions impacting their well-being, according to WebMD Health Services’ 2020 Employee Well-Being Report.

“Our survey highlights the generational, gender and life-stage differences that can have a significant impact on the success of a workplace well-being strategy,” says Christine Muldoon, vice president, strategy, WebMD Health Services. “Employees experience well-being in distinctly different ways depending on who they are, and what is happening in their lives–which we know can have a huge impact on how they show up at work.”

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Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.

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