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6 out of 10 individuals really feel exhausted and "burned out" from work

The states with the lowest number of job creation were Baja California Sur, CDMX, Chiapas, Mexico State, Nuevo León, Puebla, Querétaro, Quintana Roo, Sonora, and Yucatán.

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29, 2021

4 min read

This article was translated using AI technologies from our Spanish edition. Errors can occur as a result of this process.

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After more than a year of health contingency, physical company closures and the implementation of remote working modality in most of them, the physical and emotional health of employees has become an even more important issue for the organizations. For this reason, the new edition of the OCCMundial "Labor Thermometer" examined the mood and current emotional health of work teams.

In relation to the above, 6 out of 10 professionals surveyed believe that their organization's work team generally feels a bit exhausted or “burned out”, which is known as “burnout”. 20% felt that everything in their organization was staying normal and the remaining 19% said they were motivated.

"In the various studies that we have conducted on our user base, we have found that people say they work more, rest less, suffer from anxiety or simply get lost in their work after sanitary procedures," said Sergio Porragas , Director of Operations (COO) at OCCMundial. "For this reason, it is more important than ever to examine the emotional health of employees, both for compliance with NOM-035 and for corporate productivity."

On the other hand, professionals were asked about the times of the day when they were most productive. The majority (61%) think the mornings are most productive, 20% think the afternoons are the fastest and easier for them to do their jobs, and 19% work better at night. In this context, companies consider that employee productivity remains normal (43%) or low (39%).

In terms of companies' hiring plans, the percentage of companies hiring in critical positions (37%) stays in balance with the percentage that is normally hired (37%), others keep their hiring on break (14%) and 12% are hiring more than before the pandemic.

This is reflected in the job vacancies published on the website, which total 73,500 positions in the week of April 16-22, 2021. That number is 12% below job vacancies published prior to COVID-19. The sectors with a larger increase in employment were manufacturing, engineering and healthcare, the three sectors with growth of 10%. On the contrary, the ones that saw the biggest drops were: Construction (-14%), Mining (-12%), and Marketing (-3%).

On the other hand, in its 51st week, April 16-22, the "work thermometer" revealed corporate expectations for their recovery. Half (54%) assume that their economic recovery will take place towards the end of 2021, others assume it will in the short term around May 2021 (33%).

In addition, this week's "Labor Thermometer" highlights the following data:

Salaries of 5,000 to 10,000 pesos per month are still offered most frequently (28%). The states with the fewest vacancies are: Baja California Sur, CDMX, Chiapas, Mexico State, Nuevo León, Puebla, Querétaro, Quintana Roo, Sonora, and Yucatán. The least-created job categories are: Administration, Art and Design, Social Sciences and Humanities, Communication, Sports, Law, Education, Marketing, Human Resources, and Tourism. As for the national work situation radar, it can be highlighted that due to the timing of graduation and the start of the year, CDMX saw an 18% increase in accounting vacancies. Nuevo León, 34% more customer service vacancies. Jalisco saw a 30% growth in manufacturing vacancies. Estado de México saw sales offers increase by 21%.

The full report can be viewed here.

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