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60% of Singapore workers feel mental fatigue at work

They blame work-related stress.

According to a recent survey by JobStreet.com on employee health at work, sixty per cent of them said they feel mentally exhausted as stress, depression, and other factors have increased their mental fatigue.

Fifty-five per cent of respondents said stress is the main cause of negative mental health. Thirty-eight per cent said lack of exercise is the main cause, while only seven per cent identified poor diet and chronic illness as the main factors.

The survey also revealed that 98 per cent of Singaporean employees surveyed do not exceed 14 days of sick leave per year. Most employees surveyed took between one and 10 days of sick leave annually.

Seventy per cent of workers claimed they will not apply for sick leave when feeling unwell but are still fit for work. Most of the employees surveyed said they made average claims of less than $500 in medical expenses from their company each year. Only seven per cent claimed above $500 in medical expenses.

Eighty per cent of employees said their companies do not provide any incentives to reward a low sick leave rate. Amongst companies who do reward staff with a low sick leave rate, cash was identified as the most popular incentive. Most companies offer between $150 and $300 in cash incentives. Other incentives include time-off
from work and gift vouchers. 

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