According to new research released today, business leaders report they expect to have 51% or more of their employees back in the physical workplace by January 2021.
However, 90% of employees will take action if their employer fails to create a safe onsite work environment, including raising concerns to authorities or labor unions (39.5%); exploring new employment opportunities or resigning (30.7%); and considering legal action (20.4%).
The 2020 Return-to-Work During the COVID-19 Pandemic Study by Traction Guest also found that 43% of employees report their employer has not introduced any technologies to ensure physical health and safety since the start of the pandemic.
“Reopening facilities during COVID-19 presents complex challenges for employers. The associated costs and business disruptions are alarming if nearly a third of employees depart because they don’t feel safe onsite. Employers have the choice to either COVID-proof their offices now or risk losing employees,” said Keith Metcalfe, CEO at Traction Guest.
“Software can provide significant value by streamlining secure collection of health attestations and COVID-19 screenings while centralizing shift management and emergency communications. This technology can also reassure employees that their health and wellbeing are a top priority.”
Check out the complete report online.