China has the most chilled employees, a new report has found, while Japan's famously stressed-out staffers are, well, stressed.
Randstad's latest Workmonitor report found that 44 percent of employees in Japan found it hard to let go of work even while on holiday, followed by Malaysians at 36 percent and Singaporeans at 32 percent.
At 27 percent, Indians were moderately distracted by work. New Zealanders, Australians and workers in Hong Kong were more relaxed at 25 percent, 24 percent and 19 percent respectively, while just 15 percent of Chinese workers worried about work during their vacations.
"Japanese are in general very serious about their work and dedicated to their employers, especially for those in permanent roles," Ikumi Maekawa, communications manager at Randstad Japan, told CNBC.
Clocking long hours and working hard helps the long-term career development of Japan's workers, and they tend to stay in one company longer compared to other Asian cultures, Maekawa added.