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Hybrid model causing stress to nine in 10 employees

This has led employees to look for jobs which allow more time for themselves.

The hybrid work model has been identified as amongst the top driver of stress for working adults in Singapore.

According to a survey by Cigna, those working in the hybrid model are most likely to feel stressed (94%), given that they work outside normal hours at least once a week (90%).

Hybrid workers also ranked measures tackling the issue of virtual overload or fatigue as amongst their top five well-being measures they would like to have at work; however, only 8% of companies provide such support.

"There is a clear need for employers to do more if they hope to maintain a satisfied and healthy workforce," Cigna said.

Well-0being factors have prompted employees to shift jobs, the survey found.

In Singapore, 35% have already switched jobs in the past year, whilst 34% are looking to change employees in the next 12 months.

Three in five employees said they would also be happy to take a less well-paid job for more time for themselves.

"While many employees in Singapore desire the flexibility of hybrid work, they are also struggling with an increased workload, virtual fatigue, and reduced interaction with co-workers. The solution to this is not only in finding the most effective split or schedule of remote and in-office working but understanding what employees need to help them combat stress and burnout as well as improving engagement with their work and colleagues.” CMO for APAC and Head of Insights International Markets at Cigna, Larisa Beckhouse, said.

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