From April 10th -17th, CMP administered a survey to over 100 human resources and key business leaders across the United States to gather information on common Human Resource responses and practices to address the COVID-19 crisis. The intent is to inform real-time leadership decision-making as we all navigate these unprecedented waters.
In the survey, nearly 91% of respondents reported instituting work from home policies, with 26% enabling all workers to work from home.
“Many employers and employees have been forced to work and collaborate virtually. This is likely to change how and where work is done well after the COVID-19 crisis is over.” Maryanne Piña, CEO CMP
In the midst of their COVID-19 response, 45% of companies reported they would continue to conduct interviews during this time. Similarly, many of our clients are forging ahead with C-Suite recruiting. Executives are grappling with how best to position their businesses in this downturn. They want to come out of the gate strong as they emerge from the crisis.
The COVID-19 crisis (or pandemic) is presenting new and unique challenges. Many are teleworking full-time for the first time, isolated from co-workers, friends and family. Our daily living routines are disrupted causing added anxiety, stress and strain—physically, mentally, and financially. 70% of leaders have reported addressing mental health concerns by being empathic and readily accessible.
“More than ever, leaders have to be conscious of the emotions and stress level of employees. This includes checking-in, recognizing their unique context, and directing them to appropriate support such as their EAP.” Kathy Kilroy, Midwest CMP President