What Troubles Employees in 2022

The outset of the COVID pandemic and the resulting chaos has forced employers to focus more on employees and their relationship with employees. Thousands of people have walked off jobs when demands for better wages, flexible hours and more benefits went ignored, or the employer wasn’t able to meet that demand.

A lot of employers have refocused how they interact with their employees.

One of the big concerns of employees — says AlertMedia — is workplace safety. A survey they recently took sys 89% of employees worry about being safe at work. That same 89% also believe the organization has a legal and moral obligation to protect those employees from risks that are necessary and unnecessary.

Another twist in the survey says that 82% of employees think those obligations extend to working at home, or working remotely.

Employees — unfortunately — aren’t seeing employers making an effort to meet those demands. Of those surveyed, just 55% say they see their company making more of an effort to ensure their safety.

Half of the people surveyed say their employers aren’t all that prepared for an emergency and communicate with those involved. Poor communication in an emergency makes 40% of those surveyed feel unsafe.

What’s unfortunate is that 60% of employees say only an emergency will get their employer to notice the communication system they have doesn’t work.

AlertMedia says the survey did have some positives. Safety training happens yearly for 82% of those surveyed. Just half of the employees say their employer does safety training more than once a year.

And how good is that training? Not very as 38% of workers say they’d know what to do if an emergency happened at work.

Here’s more information from the survey and the order of employee safety concerns from the biggest concern to the smallest.

1. Public health emergency

79% of workers are extremely or somewhat concerned

33% have experienced this type of emergency at work

2. Cyberattack

65% of workers are extremely or somewhat concerned

18% have experienced this type of emergency at work

3. Severe weather

65% of workers are extremely or somewhat concerned

46% have experienced this type of emergency at work

4. Crime

62% of workers are extremely or somewhat concerned

19% have experienced this type of emergency at work

5. Significant outages

59% of workers are extremely or somewhat concerned

40% have experienced this type of emergency at work

6. Transportation disruptions

55% of workers are extremely or somewhat concerned

24% have experienced this type of emergency at work

7. Natural disasters

54% of workers are extremely or somewhat concerned

17% have experienced this type of emergency at work

8. Workplace violence

53% of workers are extremely or somewhat concerned

19% have experienced this type of emergency at work

9. Structure fires

48% of workers are extremely or somewhat concerned

8% have experienced this type of emergency at work

10. Protests and demonstrations

46% of workers are extremely or somewhat concerned

15% have experienced this type of emergency at work

Source link: PropertyCasualty360.com — https://bit.ly/3xZdhR0

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