A survey by Randstad Malaysia shows that 69 per cent of respondents preferred to work-from-home (WFH) until the Covid-19 vaccine had been widely distributed.
Of the respondents who were working on-site amid the pandemic, 55 per cent said they felt continuously at risk of Covid-19 infection.
It adds that almost three in five (59 per cent) of respondents saw their productivity levels suffer as they were perpetually stressed about getting infected with Covid-19 at their workplace and compromising the health of their loved ones.
The survey conducted in March 2021 with 400 respondents in Malaysia says this was the highest in the region, with Singapore, China and Hong Kong trailing at 67 per cent, 45 per cent and 48 per cent respectively.
The survey shows that 73 per cent of respondents would not feel safe in their workplace until their co-workers were vaccinated.
The Workmonitor survey by the human resources solutions agency also finds that 55 per cent Malaysians surveyed will stay with their current company in the long run.
Despite their health and safety concerns, less than one in two respondents (47 per cent) said that their employers have incentivised them to get vaccinated against Covid-19.
The report also found that in spite of the potential health hazards and sharp spikes in COVID-19 numbers, more employers want their workers to be on site.