Switzerland

Over 27% of Swiss workers are stressed (in critical condition)

Over 27% of Swiss workers are stressed (in critical condition)

Over a quarter of Swiss employees are stressed to critical levels. In 2018 Health Promotion Switzerland (Gesundheitsförderung Schweiz / Promotion Santé Suisse) reported that the productivity loss caused by the critical stress levels costs CHF6.5 billion/year (USD 6.6 billion/year), or a full percent of Switzerland's GDP. Absenteeism (5.5%) and Presenteeism (15.6%) among the 16-24-year-old population are at 21.1%. Absenteeism is discussed much more often, even though absenteeism is three times higher.

Absenteeism increase of 20 percent in the last 5 years - Unhealthy Stress is the main cause

Absenteeism increase of 20 percent in the last 5 years - Unhealthy Stress is the main cause

The stress epidemic is on the rise in Switzerland the increase of absenteeism increased by 20 percent in the last 5-years. Absenteeism for psychological illnesses increased by 35 percent, our experts mentioned that stress is the root cause for this significant increase.

A quarter of Swiss workers stressed and exhausted, according to new research

A quarter of Swiss workers stressed and exhausted, according to new research

The Universities of Applied Sciences in Bern and Zurich conducted a three-year (2014-2016) study and discovered, that a quarter of all Swiss employees are stressed and exhausted. It's important to note that absenteeism is only the tip of the iceberg, on-the-job inefficiencies caused by high-stress cost twice as much as absenteeism costs.

Switzerland's health care costs are rising again

Switzerland's health care costs are rising again

Switzerland's compulsory health insurance premiums will rise by almost five percent for the next year. The Santésuisse reported that the cost to insurers had risen "excessively" in 2016 to CHF 31.5 billion. You can read the full article at The Local ch. This is becoming troublesome for some households, some families end up paying CHF 22,000 per year for the mandatory basic health insurance, which is more than 20 percent of their household income. Compulsory health insurance premiums came into force in 1996, since then the average yearly cost for the insurance premiums increased by 4.6 percent, which is much higher than inflation. In 1996 the average monthly health insurance invoice was CHF 173, in 2016 it was CHF 428. The full article can also be read at The Local ch