According to a report based on the 8th edition of the Cigna 360 Global Well-Being Survey, nearly two out of three Dutch employees experience stress at work. Although the Dutch figure is slightly lower than the European average (77%), the report’s results are concerning. Across continental Europe, employee stress levels fell slightly in 2021, but are now on the rise.
The high stress levels of European employees are reflected in another result of the report, which shows that Dutch employees value mental health for their overall well-being. More than 76% of her Dutch respondents indicated that they feel their emotional health and ability to cope with stress are important. its latest report, Exhausted at Work – Employer Opportunities in 2022, the Dutch results are put into a European perspective and paint a disturbing picture of the mental well-being of employees across the continent. (91%) and also experience symptoms of burnout (98%). Millennials (ages 24-34), who are still outnumbered (87%), are slightly less stressed and seem happier with their jobs.
Research shows that employee priorities have changed over the past few years. This is something employers should consider if they want to reduce their employees’ stress levels. Four of her five (79%) who are likely to change jobs are spending more time reassessing their life priorities than they did two years ago.
Cigna Europe CEO Arjan Toor confirms that employers play an important role in ensuring that employees do not experience stress and other mental health complaints. “Over the past three years, employees have become exhausted and reassessed their lives and jobs. Looking at the results of this report, the opportunity for Dutch employers in particular is to rethink the health packages they offer their employees in this new dynamic. Mental health tops the list in Europe and the Netherlands. ”
Research has revealed that stress levels in Europe are dramatically higher. More than three-quarters of his European employees are stressed, with 14% suffering from uncontrollable stress. The main stressors are 39% current cost of living, 30% future uncertainty and 30% personal financial burden. Nearly 89% of all European employees experience at least one burnout of hers.
More than half (56%) of employees say the type of medical plan offered is a deciding factor in choosing an employer, and 48% say it helps them live a healthier lifestyle want service. Employers must therefore go beyond traditional responsibilities and build a culture that supports the needs of their employees.
“Poor economic outlook is a source of work-related stress. Dutch employees may not be as stressed yet, but mental health is important to them. Our findings elsewhere in Europe show that employers should take their employees’ mental health concerns seriously. The Dutch’s slightly positive figure does not negate the responsibility of employers to keep an eye on this issue. ” Arjan Toor concludes:
To discuss the implications of these findings, Cigna partnered with The Economist to host “Rewriting the Rules.” Building a Healthy Hybrid Workplace on November 1, 2022.growth
Fujitsu and Mr. Gertrud Ingestad, Director General for Human Resources and Security at the European Commission.click here to register.
To read the full survey and download the report, please visit: www.cignaglobal.com/360-global-well-being/the-employer-opportunity.
https://www.thehagueonline.com/features/2022/10/28/almost-two-out-of-three-employees-in-the-netherlands-face-work-releated-stress-mental-health-and-well-being-is-becoming-increasingly-important Nearly two in three Dutch employees face work-related stress, making mental health and well-being increasingly important.