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Three in 10 workers say workplace not psychologically safe

Mon, 19 Mar 2012, 04:16 PM

Reuters, 14 March 2012

Companies around the globe have work to do to improve worker satisfaction because three in 10 employees say their workplace is not psychologically safe and healthy, according to a new poll.

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"Employers need to pay attention to their employees' mental health, not just their physical health," said Alexandra Evershed, senior vice president, Ipsos Public Affairs.

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Although many North Americans have fewer holidays than Europeans and may work longer hours and enjoy fewer social services, Americans and Canadians had the highest marks for positively assessing the mental health of their workplace, followed by workers in India, Australia, Great Britain and South Africa.

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