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Singaporeans are the most de-energised employees in Asia

4 in 5 feel they are at risk of burnout this year.

One in five Singaporean employees feels de-energised at work, twice as high as the Asia average and 6% higher than the global average, according to the Mercer’s 2022 Global Talent Trends Study.

The survey revealed that a staggering 85% of employees feel they are at risk for burnout this year, with one in two Singaporeans planning to leave their jobs in the next six to 12 months.

Employees listed that the top reasons for this are not feeling sufficiently rewarded for their efforts (35%), feeling overloaded at work (34%), and feeling uncertain with changes not being clearly communicated (30%). Mercer said this suggests that organisations have yet to keep up with evolving employee expectations of work and the workplace.

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“Organisations now see the importance of nurturing a healthy workforce and placing good mental health as part of overall employee well-being. In fact, 36% of Singapore HR leaders say they are planning to introduce strategies to address burnout this year. This includes more mental health insurance coverage, offering virtual mental health counselling and providing trainings on how to identify and support those facing mental health challenges,” said Lewis Garrad, Career Business Leader, Singapore, Mercer.  

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