The Gallup’s State of the Global Workplace: 2022 Report is out and paints a particular picture of the state of the global workforce. The report shows that some regions are starting to recover since the emergence of the vaccine. However, others are still struggling in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In this blog post, we’ll discuss the latest data about the current situation and trends regarding employees and workplaces that will continue deepening in 2022.
Global Employee Engagement and Well-being Remained Stable
One of the most frequently asked questions about employee engagement and well-being is how meaningful or rewarding they find their work. Does work allow them to live well? Do you feel hopeful about the future of work? 21% of the people surveyed responded that they were engaged at work, while 33% said their living conditions improved.
Employees surveyed for Gallup research said they don’t find their jobs enjoyable. Before the pandemic, engagement and well-being at work increased, but in 2022, they stagnated. In addition, 40% of the workers expressed feeling worried daily. Another 44% said they were stressed daily, while 31% said they were permanently angry and sad.
This indicates that, between 2020 and 2022, workers’ living conditions have gradually improved.
Stress Levels Among the World’s Workers Reached
In The Gallup’s State of the Global Workplace, 44% of workers surveyed experienced high-stress levels the day before. From 2020 to today, all workers globally have reported feeling stress and negative emotions recurrently. This is an ongoing trend in global workplaces, and it’s an issue to address if you’re planning to outsource remote workers.
You can learn how to handle stress levels in the workplace by watching this video.
The COVID-19 Pandemic Walloped Workers in Europe and South Asia
The Gallup’s State of the Global Workplace also found that 11% of South Asian workers have the worst living conditions in the world. Additionally, the quality of life levels of European workers also declined unfavorably.
The Job Market Recovered in the U.S and Canada, but not in Other Countries
45% of employees stated that there were favorable conditions for finding an excellent job in the U.S. and Canada. Additionally, in other countries, such as Australia and New Zealand, workers reported having favorable circumstances to find excellent jobs. However, this was not the case for East Asian countries, where only 28% said they had everything to occupy a job position.
Canada and the U.S. Are the Best Countries Globally to Be an Employee
Although employees in these two countries tend to be the most stressed and overworked in the world, they have the best employment conditions. For example, Canada and the U.S. are leading countries in terms of employee engagement and job opportunities. Similarly, they rank first in employee well-being.
Employee Well-being is Imperative in the Workplace
Although employee engagement and well-being levels remain low, they still have enormous growth potential. In addition, Gallup affirms that well-being influences life at work and that it can reduce the stress levels of workers, as well as the tendency to high levels of burnout.
In 2022, global employee engagement and well-being remained stable, according to the Gallup’s State of the Global Workplace. However, stress levels among the world’s workers reached an all-time high, and they felt sad, angry, and anxious.
This demonstrates how essential it is to continue promoting workplace well-being by fostering conditions to improve work-life balance. Employers must focus on employee well-being to have a productive workforce.
The COVID-19 pandemic walloped workers in Europe and South Asia, while the job market recovered in the U.S and Canada. This illustrates how the US. and Canada are still the best countries globally to be an employee.