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Study Finds Compliance Officers Are Highly Stressed

Reese Darragh | January 11, 2012

Many compliance and ethics professionals will tell you that they are under a tremendous amount of stress, and a recent study conducted by the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE) and the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) confirmed their claims. According to the study, an increase in public attention on corporate integrity has resulted in loss of sleep for compliance officers.

The survey found some disturbing results: 58 percent of the 970 respondents say they often wake up in the middle of the night worrying about job-related stress. And 60 percent say they have considered quitting their jobs in the past 12 months due to work-related stress.

In the Stress, Compliance, and Ethics survey, respondents... To get the full story, subscribe now.