Nearly half (44 per cent) of respondents believe their workplace was prepared for the pandemic
Nearly half (45 per cent) of workers across all industries say their employer is providing employees with additional mental health resources amid the pandemic, according to a new ADP Canada study.
But while 46 per cent of frontline workers in the healthcare industry say they are getting that benefit, only 27 per cent of those in retail, food services, hospitality and warehouse and transportation claim to be receiving the same support.
However, ADP Canada found that 44 per cent of frontline workers outside of healthcare are receiving financial support from their employer, compared to just 24 per cent of all employees, found the survey of 756 working Canadians from April 14 to 15, 2020.
A huge majority (89 per cent) of working Canadians say their employer has either updated existing policies or introduced new policies as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Three-quarters (75 per cent) feel their employer provides regular, timely updates on COVID-19 and 59 per cent say their employer provides additional resources for employees to work from home.
Nearly half (44 per cent) of respondents believe their workplace was prepared for the pandemic but 51 per cent claim the contrary. More than half of those in business and professional services (54 per cent) felt their organization was prepared – the highest across all industries – while only 39 per cent of healthcare workers claim the same.