- Cyber threats: 56 percent of businesses and 54 percent of consumers worry about cyber risks.
- Distracted driving: 40 percent of millennials worry that they are too distracted by their mobile phone while driving, and 30 percent of businesses worry that distracted driving by employees puts their companies at risk.
- Safety at home and on the job: 54 percent of consumers have personal safety concerns, and 36 percent of businesses worry about employees being injured in the workplace.
- Workforce changes: Businesses ranked recruiting challenges as their greatest emerging risk, and consumers ranked the ability to stay competitive in the job market as one of their top 5 emerging risks.
The Business ViewFinancial issues remain a leading overall concern for businesses. Sixty-one percent of business leaders worry some or a great deal about medical cost inflation, followed by 55 percent who worry about employee benefit costs. Fifty-one percent of respondents worry about their ability to attract and retain skilled personnel. Despite these worries, only one in four businesses makes risk management a strategic priority.For full results, visit www.travelers.com/riskindex. About the Survey Hart Research conducted a national online survey of 1,203 business decision makers from Jan. 16 to 30, 2017, and 1,016 consumers, ages 18 to 69, from April 10 to 17, 2017. The survey was commissioned by Travelers. About TravelersThe Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is a leading provider of property casualty insurance for auto, home and business. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Travelers has approximately 30,000 employees and generated revenues of approximately $28 billion in 2016. For more information, visit www.travelers.com.