Protest’s lack of focus, strategy problematic

But some say protests could lead to greater scrutiny of executive compensation
By Kristina Hidas
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 02/13/2012

Human resources professionals across Canada don’t think the Occupy movement — the global phenomenon that started with protesters speaking out against Wall Street greed, pitting the 99 per cent against the wealthiest one per cent — will have a significant impact on workplaces.

Only 12.2 per cent of respondents to the latest Pulse Survey believe the movement had the potential to influence meaningful change in the world of work, with the remaining 87.8 per cent divided evenly between the movement having either an insignificant impact or none at all.

Interestingly, respondents were equally divided in their sympathies regarding the protests — 38.7 per cent were fully or somewhat sympathetic to the cause and 39.9 per cent were fully or somewhat unsympathetic, with the remaining 21.4 per cent undecided.