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Posted on 20 June 2022

Insights: State of the Global Workplace 2022 Report

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What is Gallup’s State of the Global Workplace report?

This is a report collated by Gallup, an American analytics and advisory company. The study is carried out annual across 96 countries and asks key questions about workplace experience to determine how the global workplace is changing over time. The 2022 report involved questioning 112,312 business units.

To save you time downloading and reading Gallup’s State of the Global Workplace report, we’ve collated the top seven most interesting findings.

1. Top burnout reasons

The key components to feeling “burned out” at work are unfair treatment at work, unmanageable workload, unclear comms from managers, lack of manager support and unreasonable time pressure.

2. Happy workers increase profits

Businesses or departments with engaged workers have 23% higher profits compared to those with ‘miserable’ workers. Also, thriving workers create ‘significantly lower absenteeism, turnover and accidents”.

3. Stress is at an all-time high

Stress levels reported by the respondents are up 1% from last year (44% of people stated they felt stressed at work for the ‘majority’ of the day). What’s more, consistently across the globe, women reported higher levels of stress than men.

4. The cost of living is proving tough

From a global perspective, only 22% of people felt they were comfortably living on their current income. For Europe specifically, less than half of the respondents agreed (42%).

5. Engagement levels are scarily low

Only 21% of employees are engaged at work – this was rising pre-pandemic, but progress has since stalled.

6. People are ready to change jobs

45% of respondents agreed now is a “good time to find a job” which is up from last year, but much less than the 55% in 2019.

7. America and Canada lead the way

These regions come up top in ‘Employee Engagement’, ‘Job Opportunities’ and are second for ‘Wellbeing’ and ‘Living Comfortably’.

Ready to start rethinking your engagement strategy? We’re well equipped to work with organisations of all sizes on how to improve employee engagement, starting off with reviewing the way you make employees feel valued and appreciated. We’d love to hear from you, so get in touch.

Posted by
Sam Harris
Sales & Marketing Manager