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Inflation’s impact on employee wellbeing concerns HR

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Inflation is being considered or accounted for in annual pay raises

According to a report by the Society for Human Resource Management, HR professionals are worried about inflation along with their employees. The report found that 73% of HR professionals are worried about the impact of inflation on workers.

Johnny Taylor Jr., President and CEO of SHRM commented: “Employers recognize that inflation has a major impact on the well-being of their team. In fact, SHRM research found that 87% of those worried about inflation said their highest concern was the effect on the lives of their employees.”

Of HR professionals aware of their organizations’ plans for annual pay raises, 63% said inflation is being considered or accounted for in annual pay raises.

HR professionals at smaller firms with less than 100 employees were most concerned about inflation, with 81% citing concerns.

The percentage was 74% at midsize firms with 100 to 499 employees and 67% at large firms with 500 or more employees.

Industries where HR pros were most concerned about inflation were agriculture, 97%; wholesale trade, 95%; utilities and energy, 82%; and manufacturing, 82%.

SHRM’s research included a survey of 1,150 HR professionals and took place from May 10 to May 24.

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