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Work Atmosphere Is Worried, Panicky, Say Majority of U.S. Employees

Economy has workers looking over their shoulders according to new poll

CHICAGO, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- More than half of U.S. workers said their work atmosphere felt worried due to the economy, according to a Tell It Now(SM) survey released by ComPsych today. Of respondents, 16 percent described their workplace as "panicky." ComPsych Corporation is the world's largest provider of employee assistance programs and worldwide leader in GuidanceResources (EAPs, behavioral health, wellness, work-life and crisis intervention services).

"Workers are shouldering more work due to layoffs, and finding it difficult not to be distracted by future uncertainties," said Dr. Richard A. Chaifetz, Chairman and CEO of ComPsych. "We have seen a record number of calls for on-site counselors due to layoffs as well as requests for ongoing stress management counseling."

Employees were asked: What is your work atmosphere like right now, in light of the economy?

    16 percent said "panicky"
    39 percent said "somewhat worried"
    23 percent said "business as usual"
    14 percent said "cautiously optimistic"
    8 percent said "very hopeful"

About ComPsych

Founded in 1984, ComPsych is the world's largest provider of employee assistance programs (EAPs) and is the leading provider of fully integrated EAP, behavioral health, wellness, work-life, crisis intervention services and outsourced HR solutions under the GuidanceResources brand. ComPsych provides services to more than 29 million individuals and 11,000 organizations throughout the U.S. and 92 countries. Clients range from the Fortune 500 to smaller public and private concerns as well as government entities and Taft-Hartley groups. ComPsych creates "Build-to-Suit" programs which help employers attract and retain employees as well as improve employee productivity and performance. For more information, visit

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