COVID-19 in the workplace
As businesses prepare for 2022, new research has revealed that 64 per cent of New Zealand workers are concerned about being in the workplace as new variants of COVID-19 spread throughout the community.
That’s according to the ELMO Employee Sentiment Index – a nationwide poll commissioned by ELMO Software. This index provides a quarterly update of sentiment among more than 500 New Zealand workers about their attitudes, actions and concerns in the workplace over the past three months, in addition to their plans and expectations for the future. The October to December report offers a unique insight into how these factors have changed over a period of great uncertainty and ambiguity.
‘The Great Resignation’
The research also discovered that more than two in five New Zealand workers (43%) plan to actively search for a new job in 2022, while 15 percent plan to quit without another job lined up. The findings come as a warning for employers that ‘The Great Resignation’ has arrived on New Zealand shores.
The insights and statistics from this report can be a helpful tool for organisations considering how best to support their workforce throughout 2022.
You can also read the Employee Sentiment Index: 2021 in Review containing insights from Australian workers here.