Still, the top response was the two-thirds that felt that employees will be more caring toward one another in the aftermath, according to the SHRM/eePulse poll, HR Implications of the Attack on America.
In addition, 35% say workers will have greater sensitivity to working high in the sky, and 31% expect workers to be more wary of their work environment.
More than half the respondents (60%) to the survey said their companies were either not prepared at all to deal with the aftermath of the attacks or were only prepared to a small extent. Just 8% said they were prepared to a great or very great extent.
While slightly more than half (54%) of firms say their organization had a disaster plan in place, many worked outside those plans to deal with the crisis.
- 83% – allowed employees to watch TV or listen to the radio at work
- 67% – allowed workers to postpone or cancel business travel.
- 62% – allowed employees time off if needed
- 51% – were flying the American flag at half- mast
- 50% – collected money and supplies to be sent for aid
- 49% – offered EAP (Employee Assistance Programs) services and encouraged EAP use
- 45% – canceled meetings and events
- 42% – circulated articles and information about crisis management
The survey included the responses of 5,673 human resource professionals.
The survey is at http://www.shrm.org/surveys/results/finaltoal.pdf