20 Biggest Workplace Anxiety Triggers

From speaking up at a meeting to making a presentation or attending a company social event, there are plenty of workplace anxiety triggers beyond the stress of trying to hold on to a job during a recession. After all, millions of other people have lost their jobs during the past two years, so having a job in a recession is an anxiety that the unemployed might welcome.

But workplace anxiety is nothing to take lightly, with 10 percent of the U.S. population having social anxiety that can affect their work and cause them to leave their jobs, said Jonathan Berent, a licensed clinical social worker who helps patients through psychotherapy. The fear of public speaking at work becomes worse when there's a recession outside the door and you need to speak publicly as part of your job, Berent said.