Coronavirus Survey: What are employers doing?

3.12.2020 | A majority of employers say they have a plan in place to deal with a coronavirus outbreak in the workplace. What are they doing and how is it affecting the way they conduct business?

The Talent Board, a non-profit organization focusing on the candidate experience, is conducting an employer survey and the results (as of March 11) follow.

1) Does your company have a workplace plan in place to deal with a coronavirus outbreak?

  • Yes: 66%
  • No: 6%
  • We’re working on it: 27%

2) Are you encouraging employees to work from home who can?

  • Yes: 45%
  • No: 25%
  • We’re considering it: 31%

3) Are you offering hourly employees additional paid sick leave if needed?

  • Yes: 20%
  • No: 52%
  • We’re considering it: 28%

4) What work travel, if any, are you currently restricting for employees?

  • Local (within the city): 13%
  • Domestic (within the country): 42%
  • International: 49%
  • We’re not sure yet: 22%
  • Other: 21%

5) Are you restricting attendance at events of 50 or more people?

  • Yes: 40%
  • No: 35%
  • We’re considering it: 22%
  • Other: 8%

6) For how long are you enforcing the above restrictions?

  • At least the next month: 19%
  • 1-2 months: 5%
  • 2-3 months: 5%
  • As long as it takes to mitigate the spread of coronavirus: 24%
  • We have no idea right now – playing it day by day: 45%
  • Other: 7%

7) Are you limiting in-person candidate interviews?

  • Yes: 44%
  • No: 44%
  • We’re not sure yet: 13%

8) Are you scheduling more virtual candidate interviews?

  • Yes: 57%
  • No: 28%
  • We’re not sure yet: 15%

9) Are you onboarding new hires offsite and/or virtually?

  • Yes: 26%
  • No: 55%
  • We’re considering it: 19%

10) Will this impact your company’s current hiring practices?

  • Not really: 41%
  • Yes, moderately: 21%
  • Yes, severely: 6%
  • We’re not sure yet: 32%

For employers, staying informed is essential. The following links include information that is continuously updated by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC).

Latest info from the CDC:

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