Employee stress is at an all-time high, according to Gallup's newly released State of the Global Workplace report.
The pandemic showed employers that today's employees are increasingly unwilling to settle for being unhappy at work. The best way to help employees thrive is to demonstrate concern for them as a whole person. That includes elements of mental health, relationships, and overall thriving that the old model of employee wellness programs did not sufficiently address.
Gallup found that in May of 2020, the number of employees who felt strongly that their employer cared about their was 49%. Two years later, however, that number has sunk and now stands at 24% — the lowest in almost a decade.
The new Gallup report contains one particular alarm bell. The number of employees who say they experienced stress "a lot" the previous day last year hit a new all-time high of 44%.
That number represents a serious organizational risk, according to a Harvard Business Review summary of the report.
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