39% Indian Professionals Are in Distress: Report

39% Indian Professionals Are in Distress: Report

Nearly three in five professionals are in distress due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, according to LinkedIn report.


The online professional network has released key survey data from April to September 2020 to highlight how pandemic stress and remote work burnout have adversely impacted the mental health of professionals in India.


The findings revealed that 2 in 5 (39 per cent) professionals are experiencing increased stress or anxiety due to COVID-19, and as the pandemic took hold only 1 in 5 professionals were offered more time off for well-being.


 The data reflect that 51 per cent of the Indian workforce is working remotely and continues to question the effectiveness of remote work as professionals experience increased stress and anxiety.


More than 1 in 3 Indian professionals also believe that working remotely is slowing down their career progression (41 per cent), it is making them feel more lonely (37 per cent), and harming their work-life balance (36 per cent).


While only 1 in 4 (23 per cent) professionals were being offered emotional well-being initiatives and flexible work hours by their employers in the early months of the lockdown.


The findings also claimed that only 1 in 5 (21 per cent) professionals were getting more time off through paid or unpaid leaves. Around 42 per cent think their companies will not continue to do so after the pandemic.



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