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‘Alarming low’: Only 22% of employees satisfied with jobs

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“We understand that work environments are swiftly evolving due to the surge in remote work and the increased emphasis on achieving work-life balance,” Smith said in a statement.

“Amid these changes, many employers may grapple with the challenges of adapting and modernizing their work cultures in line with evolving expectations.”

Improving employee wellness

Employers need to look at well-being and mental health as part of the employee experience, according to the report, which found that the top factors for burnout include:

  • Heavy workload (55%)
  • Long hours (42%)
  • Feeling unappreciated (36%)
  • Lack of recognition (32%)
  • Unclear expectations (30%)

According to the respondents, employers can invest on the following in terms of employee wellness:

  • Flexible working hours (45%)
  • Paid mental health days off (44%)
  • Financial wellness (43%)
  • Mental health and stress management (41%)
  • Fitness activities (33%)

“Achieving employee job satisfaction is less about managing resources and more about empowering individuals,” said Mitch Warner, a Managing Partner at the Arbinger Institute.

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