The Corona crisis has increased the stress for many employees. According to a survey, a large proportion of people in Germany are also affected. But there are more elsewhere.
In comparison to the large industrial nations, German employees rarely feel stressed. This is the result of a survey by the consulting firm Gallup.
According to this, 40 percent of those surveyed in Germany stated that they had felt stress the day before. The average for the seven largest industrial nations was 46 percent, and 39 percent across Europe. According to the survey, stress around the world has peaked during the Corona crisis.
“In Germany we benefit from a combination of extensive job security through the instrument of short-time work and a stable social and health system,” noted Gallup expert Marco Nink. The fact that many could work from home also reduces stress. Because that eliminates the commute.
Many have gotten used to the home office. Therefore, according to the findings, they want to move less often for the job. The shortage of skilled workers also contributes to this. A good half thinks it is good time to find a new job. However, only 11 percent consider it likely that they will move within the next twelve months. Europe-wide it is 14 percent.
“The corona pandemic has changed the situation permanently in favor of the employees,” said Nink. «The home office will remain and will be an important part of employer attractiveness.»