Two-thirds (64%) of New Zealand workers believe employers should require their employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19 in the workplace, while nearly half (42%) of workers are uncomfortable going into work if their colleagues are not vaccinated.
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. Each quarter a series of topical matters are included in the poll. For the June quarter this included employee attitudes towards COVID-19 vaccinations.
Encouragingly, the benchmarking research found that New Zealand workers are feeling less burnt out in their jobs than earlier this year with burn out rates among workers improving to 34%. While they are yet to feel burnt out, more workers are feeling overwhelmed with the amount of work to do with a six-point rise to 33%.
Workers actively searching for a new role fell by five points to 15% while those considering a career change fell three points to 24%. Remuneration is also perceived positively with 57% of workers saying they are remunerated for their work fairly.
You can also read the Australian report containing insights from Australia workers here.