New survey suggests many Canadian workers unsure about return to workplace
Canadian workers are unsure about a return to the workplace post-pandemic as many companies have started or are in the middle of developing what their return to workplace strategies may look like.
LifeWorks conducted an online survey from May 28 to June 4 where 3,000 people responded to the online survey.
The research found a significant amount of Canadians have asked for clearer communication on office reopening plans. 25 per cent of respondents have said that they are unclear of their employer’s plan for a return to office. 12 per cent said that they believe their employer doesn’t have a plan.
The survey also looked at the mental health of workers in Canada releasing a Mental Health Index report where the score of respondents was a negative mental health score.
“As flexibility and hybrid work environments become part of everyday life, yet another workplace transition is likely to cause increased mental strain among working Canadians,” said Stephen Liptrap, president and CEO. “As we look to the other side of the pandemic, organizations should consider focusing on well-being as a vital part of their culture. This means continuing to prioritize employee mental health with empathy, clear communication, and high-quality mental health resources.”