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Survey finds Singapore is 2nd-worst globally for workplace diversity while 1 in 4 workers are bullied

Author: The Straits Times, Published on: 24 September 2019

"Singapore is 2nd-worst globally for workplace diversity; 1 in 4 workers bullied: Poll", 18 September 2019

Singapore is the second-worst performing country in terms of workplace diversity and inclusion (D&I) practices, based on a poll of employees in 14 developed countries by Kantar, a data, insights and consulting firm.

Meanwhile, Singtel is the only company from the city-state to make the global top 100 in a separate D&I index by Refinitiv.

Almost a quarter (24 per cent) of Singapore workers said they have been bullied in the workplace in the past year, which is among the highest levels in the world, according to Kantar's survey findings....

Singapore employees are also the most likely to be made to "feel uncomfortable" (32 per cent) by their employers, compared with those in other countries polled.

...The findings also showed that many Singapore workers are struggling to deal with pressure, with 44 per cent reporting that they are affected by "stress and anxiety" at work, above the global average of 39 per cent.

...Global director Mandy Rico of the Kantar Inclusion Index said: "A significant amount of work remains to be done to make workplaces more inclusive, diverse and equal, especially around the subject of bullying, which persists at high levels around the world."

...Separately, financial markets data provider Refinitiv also released its 2019 Diversity and Inclusion Index....

Singtel was the only Singapore firm to make Refinitiv's latest list of top 100 most diverse and inclusive organisations, ranking 79th globally this year.

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Related companies: SingTel (see Singapore Telecommunications)