Millennials reported the highest levels of anxiety at intake, as seen in Figure 1. Approximately 30% of Millennials using our EAP reported experiencing anxiety. Anxiety appears to decline slightly with age as Gen X and Boomers were less likely to report anxiety. Overall, anxiety accounted for 27% of EAP users during this period of time.
I am anxious and not sleeping well. My relationship with my supervisor is not good and I have work related stress. I feel like my supervisor can be intimidating sometimes. I keep doubting myself about my work.
- Millennial Female
Figure 2 demonstrates the extent to which anxiety contributes to declines in work performance. Presenteeism is the most common decline in work performance experienced across each generation, followed by absenteeism, relationship issues and disciplinary action.