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Stressed workers are more likely to be looking for a new job in the next 12 months. Is your business lifting the burden or adding to it?

As part of its national workplace renewal campaign, global HR think-tank Reventure conducted research by surveying the views of more than 1,000 Australian workers. The Workplace Wellbeing report is the result of this work and shows that 85 per cent of workers believe employers are responsible for creating an environment that proactively addresses stress in the workplace.

The research unearthed some interesting insights into how Australian workers view wellbeing. For example, 77 per cent said wellbeing revolved around ‘healthiness’, while 73 per cent believe it is more closely aligned with ‘happiness’ and 44 per cent said wellbeing was synonymous with ‘peace’.

Dr Lindsay McMillan was the lead researcher behind Workplace Wellbeing and said the results are a wake-up call for Australian businesses.