Based on a survey conducted across 28 countries*, IPSOS revealed Malaysians report the highest level of job-security. IPSOS’s report, Pandemic’s Impact on the Malaysia Workforce was released based on a survey it conducted for the World Economic Forum among 12,823 employed online adults between November and December 2020.
According to the report, women and individuals below 35 years of age and lower income employees experience the negative effects more significantly than others and stress from change in routine and family pressure are among the other concerns reported.
Malaysia is also reported to have more people working from home than the global average, while 17% reported to have left or lost their job.
About two third of Malaysians surveyed also reported that finding a work life balance has been a challenge due to reasons such as under-equipped work spaces, loneliness and feeling isolated.
“The pandemic has brought considerable disruption to the life of employees across the world; however, the negative effects of the pandemic related changes are uneven,” Managing Director of IPSOS Malaysia, Arun Menon writes.
“As Malaysia settles into another MCO, 2/3rd of Malaysians are claiming to be working from home; even after 9 months of working from home, a majority still struggle to cope with the balance of work life, inadequacy of home setup, and severe loneliness/isolation,” he continues.
*28 countries surveyed are: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China (mainland), Colombia, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, and the United States.
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