MOM launches online tool to allow employees to measure how stressed they are at work

The ministry has also formed an Alliance for Action to help companies create workplaces to enable work-life harmony.

Darryl Laiu | March 03, 2021, 02:48 PM

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The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has launched a new online tool that will help companies identify their workplace stressors.

“iWorkHealth” is an online, self-administered psychosocial health assessment tool that employees can self-administer, for companies and their employees to identify common workplace stressors.

It was developed by MOM's Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Institute, in partnership with the WSH Council, Institute of Mental Health, Changi General Hospital and Health Promotion Board.

Self-administered psychosocial health tool

Employees can answer 71 main questions covering stress-related factors at the workplace including job demands, job control, job recognition, organisation culture, and relationship with supervisors and co-workers.

If there are eight or more employees that have used the tool, the company will receive an aggregated anonymised report on:

  • key workplace stressors
  • extent of work stress, burnout and mental well-being of their employees
  • possible harassment within the organisation
  • resources available to improve employees' mental well-being

Employees will also receive a personalised report on their own mental well-being and work stressors, which will help them take necessary steps to manage their own mental health.

Alliance for Action on Work-Life Harmony

MOM has also formed an Alliance for Action for Work-Life Harmony to help companies instil workplace practices and resources to promote work-life harmony.

Minister of State Gan Siow Huang said: "In the long term, this will help companies better attract and retain talent."

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