The global workforce is still adapting to the new workplace. HR leaders see challenges in remote work, younger employees are seeking support, and no two countries are feeling the same impact. But one thing is universal: people need more support and they’re turning to their employers for help.
The COVID-19 global pandemic is changing the world as we know it. It’s changing the conversations we have around work, social interactions, community safety, personal responsibility, and obligations to others. It’s also changing the conversations around mental health in the workplace. Once a topic relegated to furtive whispers at lunch or around the water cooler with coworkers, mental health at work is now coming to the forefront as workers seek help for rising stress and anxiety.

Globally, 78% of workers said the pandemic has negatively affected their mental health.

Mental health issues do not discriminate, and no one is immune. Stress, anxiety, and uncertainty affect the lives of workers worldwide, regardless of where they live, the work they do, or the generation they were born in. But it doesn’t affect each of these workers the same way. As such, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution to the growing mental health crisis. Organizations should seek to understand what workers are experiencing to help create employee assistance programs that best meet their needs.

A recent survey (12,347 people across 11 countries) by Cloud major Oracle highlighted some interesting disparities between seniority levels, generations, and geographies, the similarities outshine the differences.

The initial findings of the report revealed the significant extent to which mental health is suffering around the world. Now we are delving deeper to learn how individuals were affected, exploring how the pandemic has affected different jobs, generations, and geographies worldwide.

Download the report to discover how organisations can support their employees during these rocky times and approach the topic of growing mental health crisis

About Oracle:

World’s largest database management company, Oracle Corporation is an American multinational computer technology corporation headquartered in Austin, Texas. The company sells database software and technology, cloud engineered systems, and enterprise software products—particularly its own brands of database management systems.