Tip of the Week: A large amount of employees wish to continue to work from home! Here are some tips to best help them in their new environment!
Government officials say there will be enough COVID-19 vaccine supply to vaccinate every adult in the United States by the summer, but some CEOs are pushing return-to-work dates into the fall or refusing to commit to specific dates, signaling to workers that 2021 may be another year of working remotely.
New research from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) shows that 27 percent of organizations plan to bring all employees back to the worksite when the COVID-19 vaccine becomes more widely available. Thirty-four percent of organizations are unsure when they will bring all employees back; 18 percent do not ever plan to have all employees return; and 5 percent of respondents reported that a return-to-work date has already been set.
Another concern is polls that show many workers don’t want to return to the way things were before the pandemic. SHRM found that over half (52 percent) of 1,000 U.S. workers would choose to permanently work from home on a full-time basis if given the option.
Of those who would choose to work permanently from home, 35 percent would accept a reduction in salary to do so, and 66 percent would still choose to work from home full time if the majority of Americans got the COVID-19 vaccine and herd immunity was achieved. Below you will find some helpful tips to best help your employees with their new at home work spaces, if they continue to work remotely!
•Sustaining business agility
•Maintaining an engaged, motivated and unified culture.
•Ensuring alignment on priorities and key objectives. “Simply put, everyone has a line of sight to how they contribute and are performing against the top priorities.”
•Supporting the workforce with empathy and open communication.