Risk Management

Terrorist Aftermath: Employees Give Employers High Marks

Survey finds 20 percent are worried about being laid off, and 11 percent are concerned their companies may go out of business.
Stephen TaubOctober 17, 2001

Most workers (59 percent) say their employers are doing a great job of communicating with them and addressing concerns about the company’s business prospects in the wake of the recent terrorist attacks. Only seven percent said they’d received no communication from their employers. This is according to an October 7 survey of 1,013 workers, conducted by the Council of Public Relations Firms, a trade association for the public relations industry.

The survey also found that 20 percent of the respondents are worried about being laid off and 11 percent are concerned that their company may go out of business.

One positive sign that Corporate America is on the mend: Only 16 percent of respondents say they are concerned about their physical security on the job.