Understanding the Impact
To better understand the impact meQuilibrium conducted a comprehensive study of data from over 7,000 members, comparing June 2020 to previous results from December 2019.
Stress Significantly Increased: a third more members reported high levels of job stress.
- Employer Support Matters: those that felt unsupported reported a 10X increase in job stress as compared to those that reported feeling strongly supported.
- Younger Workers and Women are Hardest Hit: Those under 40 experienced a 23% increase in disordered sleep, versus an increase in sleep issues of only 1% in older workers. The rate of high job stress increased just 2% among men but the number of women experiencing high job stress increased by nearly 20% over the same period.
- Workers in Tech felt the Most Negative Impact: double-digit increases in job stress, disordered sleep, burnout, and an almost 30% drop in motivation.
- Healthcare Motivation Decreased: the largest decrease of any industry.