- BambooHR says a lot has changed in the workplace these past 10 years. The HRIS software company compiled survey results showing the difference a decade makes. For example, in 2006, more than half of employers surveyed said they monitor employees’ use of email. Now that number is down to 29%.
- Survey results also show that, today, more employees think employers are helping them get on the right career track compared to 10 years ago. The share of workers who either agreed or strongly agreed rose by 14%.
- Employees are dealing differently with stress than they did 10 years ago, says BambooHR. Eating was a common way to handle stress. Today, 5% more workers handle stress by exercising. And 19% fewer workers handle stress by eating than they did a decade ago.
Employers might be monitoring emails less because they’re more trusting and protective of employees’ autonomy, even at a time when the National Safety Administration is more concerned than ever about cybersecurity — or maybe the email novelty has just worn off.
Regarding exercise, it seems a few standout employers are headed in the right direction when it comes to integrating wellness programs. Combined with a better understanding of behavioral health, such efforts could result in an even better reduction of stress in the workplace.
BambooHR said 21% more of the employees surveyed said they would stay in their current job rather than take a similar position elsewhere. Another recent survey, conducted by Dale Carnegie Training, showed that number could be as high as 40% globally.