Report: Most workers are unhappy and stressed out

A study finds more than 70 percent of employees are ‘actively looking for new opportunities.’ How can you address dissatisfaction—and potential attrition—in your workplace?

According to the 2017 Mind the Workplace study released by Mental Health America and The Faas Foundation, a huge majority of American workers feel stressed out, slighted, underpaid and under-supported. Sixty-three percent of the more than 17,000 respondents agreed that job stress has a “significant impact on their mental and behavioral health.” Almost half said they feel underpaid and overlooked, and 71 percent said they’re “actively looking for new opportunities.”

The report paints a grim picture for employers concerned about worker engagement, morale and productivity, but there are serious health issues at play, too. Faas Foundation leader Andrew Faas cites a 2016 study that estimated 120,000 deaths per year are attributable to workplace stress.

How can employers start fostering a healthier company culture? Paul Gionfriddo, CEO of Mental Health America, says:

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