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Employees looking for empathetic leaders to help with productivity, mental health

February 14, 2024

Employees across the world have underscored the need for more empathetic leaders as they grapple from stress, burnout, and declining job satisfaction, according to a new report.

A survey by Dayforce from over 8,700 employees across the world found that only 48% agreed their organisation empathises with employees.

Among those who disagreed, 90% of them said leaders exhibiting more empathy to employees would positively impact their work lives. This includes:

  • Improving job satisfaction (52%)
  • Improving job performance (39%)
  • Increasing productivity (37%)
  • Improving mental health or levels of burnout (48%)
  • Making them more loyal (41%)

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