Every day, hundreds of thousands of professionals use Fishbowl, a workplace social network for verified employees. This allows them to survey these employees on trending, work-related topics.
In recent surveys completed by employees across these companies, Fishbowl discovered that 54% fear layoffs at their company, 42% of workers drink while working from home, and 55% of professional employees are now working more hours than before the pandemic.
With states beginning to open up, companies are discussing implementing systems to conduct contact tracing in the workplace. This has prompted Fishbowl to find out how many employees would allow their employers to track their contact with other employees while at the workplace.
They asked professionals one question:
“Would you use a device or app that allows your company to trace your contact with other employees while at work?”
Professionals could answer with one of two options, and the survey ran from May 29 through May 31, 2020. The survey was answered by over 17,297 verified professionals on the Fishbowl app from across the US. Respondents could answer with A) Yes or B) No. Respondents included employees at companies such as IBM, JP Morgan, Facebook, McKinsey, Deloitte, Bank of America, Amazon, Edelman, Nike, Google, KPMG, and thousands of others.
Here’s what Fishbowl discovered:
- - 75% are against it -. Of the 17,297 professionals that responded, 12,919 (74.69%) answered that they would not allow their company to trace their contact with other employees at work. (The data for each state and industry can be found HERE)
- - By Gender- 77.04% of women and 72.62% of the men answered with “No.”
- - By Industry - Tech employees had the lowest percentage of employees saying they would agree to allow their company to trace their contact with other employees at work, with just 19.08%. Following closely behind were Finance (19.46%) and Law (21.08%).
Conversely, Human Resources was the industry with the highest percentage of employees saying they would allow their company to conduct contact tracing while at work, with 40.5%. Following closely behind were Healthcare (32.84%) and Consulting (27.02%).
- - By State - Among states with more than 100 responses, Wisconsin had the highest percentage of employees saying they would allow their company to trace their contact with other employees while at work, with 39.79%. Following Wisconsin were Connecticut (34.84%), Kansas (30.50%), Indiana (30.26%), and New Jersey (28.75%).
Florida had the lowest percentage of employees willing to allow contact tracing, with just 19.55%. Following Florida were South Carolina (20.25%), Louisiana (20.49%), Oklahoma (20.65%), and Alabama (21.64%).
- - Locally - In North Carolina, a total of 747 employees answered the survey, with 27.31% saying they would allow their company to trace their contact with other employees while at work.
A blog post with more information can be found here: https://www.fishbowlapp.com/insights/2020/06/01/75-percent-of-professionals-against-workplace-contact-tracing/
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