COVID-19 in the workplace
As businesses prepare for 2022, new research has revealed that 69 per cent of Australian 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 among more than 1,000 geographically dispersed working Australians. Now in its fourth consecutive quarter of reporting, analysis of the full 2021 Employee Sentiment Index data has revealed the impact that perceived job and economic insecurity have on workers’ overall wellbeing.
‘The Great Resignation’
The research also discovered that more than two in five Australian workers (43%) plan to actively search for a new job in 2022, while nearly a fifth (19%) plan to quit without another job lined up. The findings come as a warning for employers that ‘The Great Resignation’ has arrived on Australian 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 the insights from New Zealand workers here.