Over Half Of India's Working Professionals Feel Stressed, Finds LinkedIn Survey
Nearly 55% of India's working professionals feel stressed at work, according to the findings of a LinkedIn survey that has brought into focus the mental health during the pandemic.
The responses show that work-life imbalance, insufficient income, and slow career progress have surfaced as the top three causes of work stress in India, according to the survey 3,881 professionals conducted between July 31 to Sept. 24.
The drastic transformations in the world of work in the last 18 months has "adversely affected the mental health of working professionals in the country", said the world’s largest online professional network.
The survey has revealed a "wide gap" between what employees need and what employers are offering to cope with stress, Ashutosh Gupta, India country manager at LinkedIn, said in a statement.
He highlighted two key findings:
While nearly half (47%) of employed professionals wish to end work at reasonable hours, only about one-third (36%) were actually able to do so.
And while 41% planned for time off, only 30% could take time off in the past two months.
"These alarming statistics reflect the urgency for companies to understand how creating a culture that encourages work-life balance and prioritises well-being is critical for moving forward," he said.
The survey also found that one in three professionals is also seen drawing optimism from the availability of jobs (36%) and improved control over expenses (30%) in today’s recovering-yet-competitive job marketplace.
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