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Three in Ten Employees Suffer Psychologically at Work

Three in Ten Employees Suffer Psychologically at Work

A recent survey has revealed that nearly 30% of workers around the world find their place of work psychologically unsafe.

The report, commissioned by Reuters and undertaken by research institute Ipsos, contained responses from over 14,600 workers in 24 different countries around the world.

Nearly 4000 employees rated their workplace psychologically unsafe and unhealthy.

Of those surveyed, larger percentages of psychologically unhappy workers were found in Argentina, Mexico and Hungary. In contrast, there are more contented employees living in the United States, Canada and India.

Great Britain was listed among the happier nations, as 55% of English employees consider their offices psychologically safe to work in, rating us sixth in the world after Australia and Indonesia.

ΓÇ£Employers need to pay attention to their employeesΓÇÖ mental health, not just their physical health,ΓÇ¥ says Ipsos Senior Vice President of Public Affairs, Alexandra Evershed. ΓÇ£Three in 10 is still a fairly large proportion.ΓÇ¥

So what can we do to make sure Britain remains psychologically contented?

Well, Ipsos reported that the average happy worker has a higher income, higher education and is aged over 50 years old. On the other hand, unhappier respondents generally earned less and had an average or lower than average level of education.

ΓÇ£ItΓÇÖs better than it was,ΓÇ¥ insists Evershed, citing that financial welfare has almost certainly impacted the numbers. ΓÇ£India, China, Brazil, South Africa… these are countries where the economic picture has been brightening.ΓÇ¥

In a survey published by Ipsos yesterday, nearly two thirds of 20,000 survey respondents agreed that they needed to improve their lives. 69% identified a new job or career as a way to do so.

Would you rate your place of work psychologically unsafe or do you join 55% of Britons in a happy working environment?

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