The majority of Moroccan employees suffer from stress because of the lack of social security.
Rabat – Around 96% of Moroccan employees have admitted to suffering from stress related to their work and daily life. Mercer, the world’s largest human resources consulting firm, recently published the results of its study on the perception of work in Morocco.
The main cause of stress, according to the report, is the lack of social security. Around 82% of employees declared that access to good health insurance programs is crucial. However, 45% of employees rely on public health services for medical treatment.
Financial security is also important. Around 84% of employees said that a retirement plan is necessary, and 66% would like to change their job for a better salary. Income is the main reason for deciding to stay in the same city or look for opportunities elsewhere for 43% of employees.
The study also revealed Moroccan employees’ fear of artificial intelligence (AI). About 28% of employees believe that AI will have a negative impact on their jobs and will be able to do half of their tasks in five years. Moreover, 39% of employees are afraid of losing their jobs in the next five years.
Mercer’s report presented various suggestions for employers to retain their employees. According to the report, employers must listen to their workers’ demands to attract and retain talented professionals. They should also prioritize human skills over AI to have a competitive advantage.
Finally, business owners have to adopt new ways of work and allow for flexibility and innovation to build a positive and motivating atmosphere for employees.