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New SHRM Research on How COVID-19 Is Changing the Workplace

Monday, April 20, 2020 7:57 PM | Perry Sholes (Administrator)

The impact of the coronavirus on the working world was hard to imagine just two months ago. Since early March, a wide range of predominantly service-sector businesses have closed, most either furloughing or laying off their staffs. Companies that are still operating are relying on legions of employees to work remotely or are equipping their workers (many now considered "essential") with personal protective equipment, hand-washing stations and other tools to minimize risk so they can do their jobs onsite.

New research from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) sheds a light onto just how significantly employers and workers have been impacted by the coronavirus. For instance, 40 percent of employers have had to shut down certain aspects of their businesses, while 83 percent have adjusted their business practices, according to the survey of more than 2,200 human resource professionals. In addition, 71 percent of employers said they are struggling to adjust to remote work, while 65 percent said that maintaining employee morale has been a challenge.

Link to Full Survey Results


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