New research conducted by the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) has highlighted the various ways that COVID-19 has quickly and drastically altered the workplace for both employers and employees. Information was gathered from 2,278 HR professionals between April 1 and April 7, 2020, providing insights on challenges being faced in planning, scheduling, pay, workforce changes, leave management, and industry specific challenges.
"Business is not as usual," said SHRM President and CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP. "Markets are down, companies are closed, and millions are working from home. It's a time of change, challenge and uncertainty. But it's also impermanent—it will pass. The economy will recover, business will bounce back and, soon enough, workers will return to work."
Taylor added: "While I believe in the resilience of the U.S. economy, it will not rebound on its own. This new data underscores the importance of the public and private sectors collaborating to repair our damaged economy. And it's going to take business and HR leaders on the front lines of workplaces to be strong, innovative, and agile as we all fearlessly face this hardship together."
View SHRM’s research findings HERE.
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