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Only 24% Indian employees experience wellbeing: Study

Only 24 per cent of employees in Indian organisations experience high levels of wellbeing at their workplaces, claimed a joint report by job search company Indeed and Forrester Consulting. The report revealed that more than three-quarters of all the employees in Indian businesses reported low levels of well-being.

However, this also emerged as a global trend, and survey results indicated that Indian organisations are almost at par with the global average of thriving employees – 25 per cent.

Employees with higher well-being are considered to be ‘thriving at work’. According to the University of Oxford Wellness Research Centre, such employees have the following defining characteristics or experiences – high levels of job satisfaction, low levels of work-related stress, high levels of positivity/happiness, and a clear sense of purpose in their role at the organisation.

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Another interesting observation made out of this study is that there are fewer thriving employees from the Gen-Z cohort of 18 to 26-year-olds (20 per cent) when compared to the older Millennials (24 per cent) and Gen-X (27 per cent).

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The generational gap also shows that older employees also express more trust in their employers’ ability to prioritise employee wellbeing. As per the study, 67 per cent of GenZ believe their employers connect wellbeing and happiness to business success. With Millennials and Gen-X, the figures reported were 78 per cent and 74 per cent.

Additionally, over 88 per cent of people believe it’s important to find companies that care about how you feel.

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In this Indeed-commissioned study, Forrester conducted an online survey of 2,132 respondents in India to evaluate their overall wellbeing at work. Survey participants included adults in the active workforce (i.e., those 18+ working full-time, part-time, or who have been unemployed for less than two years and are open to new opportunities.

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