Switzerland - Survey looks after job stress - January 31, 2018

One quarter of all workers feel stressed and exhausted at work, leading to more serious health problems and lower productivity, a survey has found. The ‘Job Stress Index’, carried out by Health Promotion Switzerland together with the University of Bern and the Zurich University of Applied Sciences, showed stress levels at work rising from 24.8% in 2014 to 25.4% in 2016. The authors conclude that one quarter of staff were in a ‘critical’ situation, while stress problems were ‘significant’ for half of those interviewed. A better balance between incentives (pay, career perspectives, job security and positive evaluations) and significant job efforts can contribute to less stress, although compensation in pay is a limited remedy. 

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