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Mental Health and Your Job

8 in 10 workers are open to new opportunities according to a recent study of 1,500 workers in Jobvite’s 2018 Job Seeker Nation Study.

A similar study was done last year of 17,000 U.S. workers in 19 industries by the nonprofit group Mental Health America & the Faas Foundation. Employers, the study found, are not giving the recognition that most employees want. Forty-five percent of respondents said they “rarely or never” get the money they deserve and 44 percent believe that they are “always or often” overlooked.

The study also shows that most employees are just plain stressed out. Almost two-thirds of those who responded believe that their job is having “a significant impact on their mental and behavioral health.” This is alarming. Clearly our expectations of the workforce and the way we treat employees in the US is broken.

And it’s not just the people at the bottom who feel abused. I got an email from a COO last week who put in his resignation after years of unhappiness in a toxic culture. No answers from me today.

Join the conversation on LinkedIn about how the work culture can effect job satisfaction: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6465550757348327424

Sarah Johnston