People have changed, workplaces must too

Canadian workers feel as anxious as Americans after Sept. 11, and many are disappointed by employer support.
By David Brown
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/28/2001

Attitudes about work were profoundly changed by the events of Sept. 11, a new study confirms, but many working Canadians have been disappointed by how their employers have responded to that change.

In a survey of 600 working Canadians, conducted by Aon Consulting in late October, more than 80 per cent of respondents said that in light of the Sept. 11 attacks they plan to spend more time on personal matters and less at work. Of that group, 38 per cent said this was true to a great, or very great extent.

The results of the study also indicate that Canadian workers were as affected by the terrorist attacks as American workers.