Safety, burnout, job stability key concerns of Indian employees during COVID: Report

By: Careers Desk | New Delhi |

November 5, 2020 12:31:51 pm

In India, one of the highest concerns is safely commuting to the office (72 per cent), the examine revealed. (Image: Pixabay/Representational)

Not simply well being and security however Indian employees additionally raised concerns over their emotional well-being because the working practices modified because of the pandemic. The latest examine, Hindsight 2020: COVID-19 Concerns into 2021, commissioned by The Workforce Institute at UKG, reveals that greater than half (55 per cent) of Indian employees are involved about their organisation’s means to assist stability workloads so as to stop fatigue/burnout.

While 72 per cent of Indian employees and enterprise leaders mentioned their organisations have taken at the least some measures to protect in opposition to burnout, 36 per cent wished organisations would act with extra empathy, as per the report.

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More than one-third (35 per cent) of Indian employees and enterprise leaders wished their organisation better-leveraged know-how to offer flexibility, particularly when the pandemic was at its most chaotic. Furthermore, the bulk (53 per cent) highlighted that their organisations ought to have responded extra rapidly to the state of affairs early on, it added.

Thirty-two per cent of Indians are least involved about future layoffs and furloughs because of financial instability as in comparison with different elements of the world the place financial instability is most regarding equivalent to in China (44 per cent), Mexico (41 per cent), Canada (40 per cent), and the US (37 per cent), states the report.

As workplaces reopen, swift choices are much more vital, and small frequent areas — not open flooring plans — commuting, and cleanliness concern employees and leaders.

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The high concern amongst Indian employees and enterprise leaders is total cleanliness (56 per cent), adopted by concerns with utilizing shared frequent areas like workspaces and convention rooms (42 per cent) in addition to lounges and restrooms (40 per cent).

More than a 3rd of employees in India (38 per cent) additionally voiced concern about passing via high-traffic areas equivalent to elevators, staircases, and lobbies. India topped the charts with nearly one-third of employees (32 per cent) fearful about being in an open flooring plan atmosphere, in comparison with the worldwide common of one in 4 (26 per cent). In India, one of the highest concerns is safely commuting to the office (72 per cent), the examine revealed.

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