Results of the global survey of 115,000 people in 33 countries.
Japan is home to the highest rates of employees suffering from work-related health problems, according to a new global survey, followed closely by Canada.
As many as 3/5 Japanese workers complain that they have become ill or unhealthy as a result of workplace grievances.
Overworking has emerged as an acute problem in modern day Japan, which even has a word – karoshi – for death from overworking. Japan also has a high rate of work-related fatalities.
Japan and Canada: lowest minimum annual holiday leave – only ten days a year – which is significantly lower than most other countries
Healthiest places: New Zealand, India and Australia
Internationally, more than 1/3rd said they were made to feel guilty about taking time off.
“Employers can play a pivotal role in improving the health and fitness of their workers by introducing incentives and programs to keep staff encouraged, motivated and productive,” the survey said.