Impact of COVID-19 on private sector employees in Indonesia – 2022
Impact of COVID-19 on private sector employees in Indonesia – 2022 highlights key findings of the third of three surveys commissioned by the Indonesia Business Coalition for Women and Investing in Women. Following the 2020 survey, which sought to understand how the pandemic affected employees after living with COVID-19, the repeat survey in February 2022 examines the impact of the pandemic on productivity, working arrangements, household responsibilities and finances.
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a significant impact on private sector employees in Indonesia:
- In February 2022, 37% of employees reported interrupted working conditions, and 35% experienced a negative impact on their income.
- Almost all respondents identified mental health impacts of the pandemic and significant physical health impacts are also evident.
- Most employees reported an increase in their time devoted to household and caring responsibilities compared with before COVID-19.
- In February 2022, 53% of the respondents reporting reduced productivity identified the influence of inadequate facilities or a lack of clarity in work.
- Changes to housework and caring responsibilities also impacted the productivity of employees working from home, more than for those working at their workplace.
- In February 2022, 52% of respondents reported support for access to the COVID-19 vaccine, and 49% for access to personal protective equipment, including masks, face shields, sanitiser and protective clothing.
- In February 2022, 42% of women employees and 36% of men reported using flexible work arrangements (voluntary working from home and flexible work hours), even if they were not predominantly working from home.