Work From Home Is Stopping Career Growth; 80% Employers Don’t Care About Emotional Well-Being
After Microsoft’s survey about employees undergoing increased stress due to the work from home model, here is another survey by LinkedIn to back it up.
The LinkedIn survey shows that there is a massive impact on the mental well being of employees due to working remotely and in isolation
Read on to find out what Linkedin’s survey says right here!
39% Employees in India Report Increase in Stress Levels; Only Due To Work From Home
39% of the employees in India have reported an increased level of stress or anxiety as revealed by a mental health survey that was conducted by LinkedIn.
Ashutosh Gupta, India country manager, LinkedIn said, “The ongoing stress around the 3 ?— Remote work, Return to work, and Risk of exposure — are adversely impacting the mental health of Indian professionals. Companies in India are beginning to bolster their mental health programs to support their employees in such times.”
As much as 51% of the entire workforce in India is working remotely. The report also says that about 60% of the employees working from homes have felt lonely at some point while working remotely, whereas, 37% of the employees still feel lonely. Out of three employees, more than one (41%) believe that there is a slowdown in their career progression, which makes them feel more lonely (37%) and also impacting their work-life balance in a negative way (36%).
One Out Of Four Employees Offered Emotional Well Being Initiatives
Only one in four employees, about 23%, have been offered emotional well-being initiatives by their employees and flexible working hours by their employers in the early stages of the lockdown.
Also, only one out of five employees 21% got more time off work due to paid or unpaid leaves. There are about 42% of the employees who think their companies will not carry this on after the pandemic.
40% of the employees in India are experiencing financial instability, high levels of stress and uncertainty.
50% of employees have revealed that they are worried about being infected with COVID-19 once their offices restart. About 36% said that they are worried about workplace sanitation, 34% are concerned about being exposed to large groups of people in meetings or public and 34% are worried about the safety guidelines that will be imposed at their workplace.