As we enter month two of the Coronavirus pandemic gripping the nation, global staffing firm Robert Half surveyed more than 1,000 professionals about their current work situation as telecommuting and shelter-in-place restrictions have become the norm.
"Our lives have changed as a result of COVID-19, including how we work," said Paul McDonald, senior executive director of Robert Half. "When companies open their doors again, 'business as usual' will be different. Employers and their teams have been resourceful in operating from dispersed locations, and there are going to be important lessons learned that will guide future collaboration."
Of employees surveyed, 77% said they are currently working from home. These workers were asked, "Which of the following positive sentiments have you felt with respect to your job in the past several weeks?" and the top responses included:
- I realize my job is doable from home: 63%
My work-life balance has improved due to lack of a commute: 60%
I'm more comfortable using technology: 43%
I've grown closer to colleagues: 20%
I've grown closer to my boss: 19%
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