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Employees Are Stressed Out

Thursday, December 30, 2021

2 in 5 
Employees say health and workplace safety factors affect their stress levels.

59% 
of employees have experienced work-related stress that negatively affects their performance.

Who’s emotionally exhausted:
•	Employees performing manual labor, 41%
•	Employees interacting with customers, 40%
•	Professionals and desk workers, 25% 

Workers say these employer actions would help their mental health: 
•	Offer flexible hours
•	Encourage employees to take care of their health  
•	Motivate employees to use paid time off 
•	Promote breaks during the workday

Source: 2021 Work and Well-being Survey, The Harris Poll on Behalf of the American Psychological Association

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