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June 13, 2011 SHRM Poll: Relief Efforts for Victims of the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
Relief Efforts for Victims of Japan Earthquake and Tsunami ©SHRM 2011 Key Findings 2 Are organizations providing relief efforts? Nearly one-third (31%) of organization said they are currently providing or planning to provide assistance with relief efforts to aid victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. What type of relief efforts are organizations offering? Encouraging employees to donate individually (i.e., on their own) without company involvement (69%) was the most commonly reported type of assistance. More than one-half (54%) of organizations are providing information on various agencies employees can donate to and nearly one-half (46%) are matching employee contribution (e.g., dollar-for-dollar match) via company-organized donation programs. Are organizations providing the same amount of assistance for Japan compared with the Haiti earthquake in 2010? More than one-half of the organizations (52%) in the 2010 survey about Haiti earthquake relief efforts indicated that they were providing assistance to the victims in the 2010 Haiti earthquake. This is double the percentage of organizations (24%) that reported providing relief efforts for the victims of the Japan earthquake and tsunami. Among organizations participating in relief efforts, there are several similarities in the types of assistance offered to Japan and Haiti: 1) The majority of organizations donated via company funds only, without matching employee contributions (69% for Japan and 71% for Haiti); 2) organizations provided information on various agencies that employees could donate to in support of relief efforts (54% for Japan compared with 62% for Haiti); and 3) an equal percentage of organizations matched employee contributions (e.g., dollar-for-dollar match) via company-organized donation program for both Haiti and Japan disasters (46% each).
Relief Efforts for Victims of Japan Earthquake and Tsunami ©SHRM 2011 Relief Efforts: Japan Earthquake and Tsunami (2011) Compared With Haiti Earthquake (2010) 3 Note: “Not sure” responses were excluded from this analysis.
Relief Efforts for Victims of Japan Earthquake and Tsunami ©SHRM 2011 Types of Assistance Organizations Have Provided: Japan Earthquake and Tsunami (2011) Compared with Haiti Earthquake (2010) 4 Japan (n = 85) Haiti (n = 48) Encouraging employees to donate individually (i.e., on their own) without company involvement 69%71% Providing information on various agencies employees can donate to in order to support relief efforts 54%62% Organizing the employee donation program and matching employee contributions (e.g., dollar-for-dollar match) 46% Providing assistance to staff affected by the disaster (e.g., EAP, additional leave allowances, travel assistance) 39%26% Organizing the employee donation program, without company match of employee contributions 34%45% Donating via company funds only, without matching employee contributions 27%25% Donating supplies (e.g., food, medicine, technology) 23%31% Providing technical/health/safety expertise from the United States 13% Providing technical expertise by sending trained staff to the disaster area to help with relief efforts 9%11% Donating proceeds from products sold 9%8% Note: Table includes only respondents who are currently providing assistance. Totals do not equal 100% due to multiple response options.
Relief Efforts for Victims of Japan Earthquake and Tsunami ©SHRM 2011 5 Has Your Organization Evacuated Any Employees Located in Japan or the Surrounding Regions due to the Earthquake or Tsunami? Note: n = 93. Analysis includes only respondents whose organizations have employees in Japan or the surrounding areas.
Relief Efforts for Victims of Japan Earthquake and Tsunami ©SHRM 2011 Demographics: Organization Industry 6 Industry Percentage Manufacturing 23% Health care and social assistance 14% Finance and insurance 9% Professional, scientific and technical services 9% Educational services 7% Public administration 5% Accommodation and food services 3% Construction 3% Retail trade 3% Transportation and warehousing 3% Administrative and support and waste management and remediation services 2% Utilities 2% Wholesale trade 2% Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 1% Arts, entertainment and recreation 1% Information 1% Mining 1% Real estate and rental and leasing 1% Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional and similar organizations 1% Repair and maintenance 1% Management of companies and enterprises 0% Personal care services 0% Private households 0% Other services, except public administration 8% n = 348
Relief Efforts for Victims of Japan Earthquake and Tsunami ©SHRM 2011 Demographics: Organization Sector 7 n = 307
Relief Efforts for Victims of Japan Earthquake and Tsunami ©SHRM 2011 Demographics: Organization Staff Size 8 Note: n = 353. Total does not equal 100% due to rounding.
Relief Efforts for Victims of Japan Earthquake and Tsunami ©SHRM 2011 Demographics: Other 9 Does your organization have U.S.-based operations (business units) only or does it operate multinationally? U.S.-based operations70% Multinational operations30% In general, are your HR policies and practices determined by the multi-unit corporate headquarters, by each work location or a combination of both? Multi-unit corporate headquarters42% Each work location5% A combination of both53% Level of HR department/function for which you responded through this survey Corporate (companywide)70% Business unit/division13% Facility/location17% n = 345 n = 237
Relief Efforts for Victims of Japan Earthquake and Tsunami ©SHRM 2011 SHRM Poll: Relief Efforts for the Victims of the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Response rate = 13% Sample composed of 376 randomly selected HR professionals from SHRM’s membership database. Margin of error is +/- 5% Survey fielded March 14-April 8, 2011 10 Methodology For more poll findings, visit www.shrm.org/surveyswww.shrm.org/surveys Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/SHRM_Researchhttp://twitter.com/SHRM_Research
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