A successful return to work plan is based on trust, mutual understanding, and of course, providing an environment that appeals to your workforce. How do you create excitement around returning to work when a majority of your staff may want to remain remote?
ASE has released the results of our most recent COVID-19 Business Impact Survey. The COVID-19 Return to Work Survey, launched on May 13, 2021 and examined employers’ plans around return to work.
Michigan’s business leaders see robust growth ahead in the state’s economy during the next six to 12 months and plan a return to in-person office work in the 3rd (48%) and 4th (31%) quarters of this year, according to a quarterly economic survey completed by Business Leaders for Michigan. Only 10% have already returned.
In ASE’s latest COVID-19 Business Impact Survey, over 52% of Michigan employers report that some staff will work remotely on a regular full-time basis after the pandemic, if their job allows it. Nationally, more than 80% of employers describe that their organizations’ shift to remote work during the pandemic has been successful, and nearly 40% have reported an increase in productivity, according to a recent Pearl Meyer survey.
More than two-thirds (68%) of U.S. workers prefer a hybrid workplace model after the pandemic ends, according to Prudential’s Pulse of the American Worker survey, conducted by Morning Consult in March. Of those surveyed who have been working remotely, 87% want to continue to work remotely at least one day per week post-pandemic.
The impact of the pandemic on college recruitment has been significant. According to a recently released survey by the online employment website Monster, nearly half (45%) of the class of 2020 are still looking for work. This impact is likely familiar to those who had the misfortune of graduating college during past recessions.
2020 was a challenging year, and the pandemic continues to create new challenges in 2021. A new leadership survey from ExecOnline polled thousands of leaders across the U.S. to find out what their biggest challenges are.
The pandemic has created drastic changes for organizations and HR departments. Certain aspects of work that were deemed trends or labeled the future of work are now happening and look like they are here to stay. Let’s examine how HR has changed during the pandemic.
U.S. employers are taking measures to make vaccines more accessible to their employees and encouraging them to get inoculated, according to a new survey by Willis Towers Watson. Another survey by Challenger, Gray & Christmas shows that companies are developing, implementing, and clarifying plans to bring their employees back to the office.
Much research has shown that the pandemic has greatly affected women in the workplace. Many have left the workforce to home school or supervise their children’s online education. New research by Perceptyx shows that the pandemic continues to affect women’s careers at a fast pace.
A recent EPTW poll showed that 61% of respondents were feeling zoom fatigue, and now there is research to confirm that it’s real. Stanford Virtual Human Interaction Lab (VHIL) examined the psychological consequences of spending hours per day on video platforms and found that video calls are tiring people out – creating zoom fatigue.
One of ASE’s wellness partners, BurnAlong, recently partnered with hr.research Institute to conduct a survey, “The State of Employee Health and Well-being 2021.” The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted employee well-being and employers must react.
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