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Global insights for health and safety at work in UAE and around the world

In December 2020, we interviewed 5,500 employees from organisations across 11 countries, including UAE, to understand the challenges businesses face globally.

The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated that the health of the workforce is the health of a business. The world of work has been through a period of unprecedented change that in many cases will be permanent - the voice of the workforce will be crucial in defining new ways of working that are both safe and effective.

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Australia

41%

41% of Australians believed disclosing a mental health condition would affect career progression.

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France

30%

Almost 30% said they would not speak to anyone at work about their mental health concerns.

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Germany

55%

55% of Germans believed work-related stress had increased during the pandemic.

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Japan

62%

62% would feel comfortable talking to a colleague about a mental health concern.

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Mexico

82%

82% believe work-related stress had increased since the onset of the pandemic.

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Netherlands

42%

42% of Dutch workers reported a better work-life balance since having to work from home.

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South Korea

76%

76% said they had been consulted by their business regarding key business changes in response to the pandemic.

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Spain

50%

50% of Spanish workers said they had a better work-life balance since working from home.

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United Arab Emirates

84%

84% of workers in the UAE agreed that work-related stress had increased during the pandemic.

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United Kingdom

50%

50% have felt pressure to head into the office, despite not feeling ready and workplace safety measures making it more difficult to be productive.

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United States

65%

65% said they had felt pressure to return to the office despite not feeling ready.

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