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Mexican professionals see urgent digital disconnection

There are still many aspects to work around the rights of workers, according to a survey carried out by the OCCMundial, Online Professional Career Center, it is shown that 62% of workers maintain that one of the main benefits they must Granting companies in Mexico is the right to digital disconnection, they consider that it should be part of an emotional remuneration to continue motivating staff.

The survey was conducted during the months of October and November to a sample of 2,000 people, of which 100% have a job. Of the participants, 56% correspond to men and 44% to women, in terms of age, 36% have a range of 30-39 years, 34% from 20-29, 21% from 40-49 and the remaining amount are over 50 years old.

Job stability is the most relevant aspect for some workers. Photo: Pixabay

Sergio Porragas Director of Operations (COO) of OCCMundial, pointed out that this right refers to professionals not having some type of work communication outside of their working hours such as calls, email, WhatsApp, among others.

He also added that the objective is to respect the rest hours, as well as leave and vacations of the employees, he pointed out that the company can send a message or mail at the time they want, but the worker must have the right not to attend the request until the moment you start your working hours.

Although in some countries this right is regulated, in the case of Mexico, recently the Labor and Social Welfare Commission of the Senate of the Republic approved the reform with the purpose of recognizing the right to digital disconnection, this same legislation from remote work or home office is not under supervision at home.

According to the aforementioned survey on this right, the participants expressed other strategies that do not imply a cash bonus but an emotional income that companies can grant, of which there are the following:

Psychological health care, 54% Physical health care, 51% Constant recognition, 51% Training in topics of personal interest, 48% Additional days off, 40% Extension of employee vacation periods, 36% dissemination of information such as healthy habits, lifestyle, family, support for disease control, psychosocial risks, etc., 36% Financial planning advice, 30%.

It should be noted that the emotional salary refers to the one that includes remunerations that are not economic, having the objective of providing satisfaction to the needs in the professional, personal and even family aspects that help to improve the quality of life of the worker and also motivate him .

The foregoing is accentuated from the current moment in which 49% of professionals consider that the most substantial aspect is job stability, which integrates emotional and physical health. Furthermore, 28% commented that it is important for them to have a good salary, as opposed to 23% who highlighted professional development.

Likewise, the participating workers expressed what incentives in the non-economic aspect, it would be good for companies to grant around physical and mental health:

Mental health

Psychological therapies, 40% Psychological support. 37% Meditation 21% Mindfulness classes, 19% Yoga classes 15%

Physical Health

Physician-face-to-face or virtual consultations, 47% Nutritionist, 38% Better work spaces, 37% Ergonomic chairs, 27% Healthy lifestyle programs, 27% Sports classes, 24%

Finally, among the results of the survey, the workers exposed the changes that it would generate in them if the company grants the emotional salary:

Motivation, 58% Increase in productivity, 58% Commitment, 43% Sense of belonging, 40% Loyalty, 39% Peace of mind, 22% Satisfaction, 21%

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