What are the three most anticipated incentives for workers during the pandemic?
When Spanish people are asked what they would most appreciate their business could do to help during COVID-19, the ability to work remotely is what is mentioned most. This is the main conclusion of the I Covid19 Perception Survey, prepared by More than Research for digital health insurer Alan. More specifically, in 29% of cases, teleworking was mentioned as the most appreciated by employees. By gender, women appreciate it more, 31.4% against 26.5% of men. Compared to age, the 18 to 44 age group stands out as the one who would most appreciate this measure from their company (58.6%).
According to the same survey, private health insurance is the second most popular among those consulted. For 25.2%, having this incentive would help them better promote their business. On this occasion, it is men who mention it more often (26.9%) than women (23.6%). According to age, no significant difference was observed.
In the same list, in third position, appears the possibility of increasing vacation days, an incentive especially for families with dependent minors, which is cited as a priority in 16.7% of cases.
The second incentive most appreciated by workers (11.2%) is the possibility for the company to finance, a part of the total, the equipment necessary to carry out work at home. Computers, printers or paper for administrative or office work or any other equipment necessary to carry out the work activity. Likewise, it would also be included at this stage that the company is responsible for the telephone, heating, electricity, internet bills …
Finally, in this ranking produced by More Than Research for the insurance company Alan, there are direct aids for sports and psychological therapy. With 9.3%, support for the performance of sport (either through gym memberships or online training programs) occupies fifth place on this list. By closing the ranking, we come across psychotherapy, which is valued at 8.5%, either via a professional from the company, or by financing all or part of the psychotherapy to better cope with this pandemic.
However, the distance between the wishes of employees and the reality of work is appalling. For two out of three people consulted, the company they work for did not offer them the power to telecommute, or to subscribe to private health insurance, or to finance equipment, or support for sport or mental health. . 62.5% admit that their company does not offer any of these incentives.
Teleworking is the most mentioned initiative by almost a fifth of the population, being the most common measure proposed by companies.