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Financial instability, bringing employees back to the office, and developing a COVID-19 vaccine policy are biggest obstacles facing businesses, finds Paychex, Inc.


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Financial instability, bringing employees back to the office, and developing a COVID-19 vaccine policy are biggest obstacles facing businesses, finds Paychex, Inc.

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The Pandemic At One Year: Business Owners’ Three Biggest Challenges 

Financial instability, bringing employees back to the office, and developing a COVID-19 vaccine policy are biggest obstacles facing businesses, finds Paychex, Inc.

Despite Pandemic, Handwashing Diligence On The Decline

Americans seem to be backsliding on their handwashing habits, according to the Bradley Corp.'s recent Healthy Handwashing Survey.

Post-Pandemic Workplace: Bright, Light, Plant Filled

To remain competitive and retain top talent, U.S. employers should embrace workplace design focused on creating a collaborative culture, advises new white paper.

Survey Shows Bipartisan Support For Stronger Energy-Saving Standards

As President Biden unveils new efforts to tackle the climate crisis, ACEEE’s Wendy Koch reviews a survey that shows broad bipartisan support for energy efficiency measures.

A Workplace Divided: Employees Split Over COVID-19 Vaccine

Over 60% surveyed are fearful of the COVID-19 vaccine and 40% note they would consider leaving their organization if it required inoculation, raising issues for organizations navigating how to safely return to the office.

Remote Working Continues: Five Crucial Questions

As COVID-19 numbers continue to rise around the world, Questionmark encourages employers to ask five crucial questions about their remote work readiness. 

Decision Makers Increasing Investments In Healthy Building Initiatives

Facility executives are prioritizing three mission critical focus areas of a healthy building — people, places, and planet — finds Johnson Controls survey.

Most U.S. Sports Fans Need More Reassurance To Attend Games Again

For most Americans surveyed, sitting too close to other spectators was a factor impacting their decision to return to stadiums for sporting events.

Most Organizations Expect Cyber Attacks In 2021

Nearly a quarter of global organizations were hit by seven or more cyber attacks in 2020, according to Trend Micro's Cyber Risk Index.

Workers Would Rather Clean, File Taxes Than Attend Office Holiday Party

Nearly 40% of workers are happy their office won’t be hosting a holiday party in 2020, according to a recent survey by Convene.

Organizations Plan To Increase Energy Efficiency Investments In 2021

Health and safety concerns are driving building improvements, and despite decreased occupancy, energy use in buildings dropped surprisingly little in 2020, Johnson Controls 2020 Energy Efficiency Indicator survey reveals.

The Impact Of COVID-19 On Office Space Decisions

Decision makers are reassessing space needs, but in-person offices are still operationally vital to their businesses, long-term growth, and future success.

Working Weekends A Reality For Most Professionals Working Remotely

Tampa, Miami, and Raleigh top list of U.S. cities where employees often log over eight hours a day at home, finds Robert Half research.

Cleaning Protocols Increase Consumer Confidence In Businesses

Ahead of the upcoming holiday shopping season, a new survey shows Americans are ready to return to stores, as long as proper cleaning protocols are in place. 

Is Flexibility The Future Of Work?

Both workers and companies will demand flexibility, not only relating to work activities but also in terms of space and location, finds a new survey of real estate professionals.

Women In Green Building Face Challenges In Wake Of COVID-19 Crisis

While many women are finding support from employers, 62% of survey respondents agree the pandemic is negatively impacting workplace equity.

More Than Half Of Americans Uncomfortable In Public Spaces

More than half of Americans may not feel at ease in public spaces for another six months, if ever, according to a new Delos survey.

Remote Operations Broaden Appeal As Enduring Workplace Option

Eighty-two percent of business executives say their companies will not be reducing office space in the coming year, according to a new AICPA survey.

Respond To Satisfaction of Customers Immediately

The Real-time Collaboration solution is designed to help managers and frontline teams use data to detect issues as soon as they arise, communicate responses internally, and then act to rectify them.

Indoor Air Quality A Top Concern Among People Returning To Work

Americans are worried about their health and safety when returning to work during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially the cleanliness of indoor air at their workplace, according to a new study by Aeroseal, LLC.

Most High Schoolers Concerned About Coronavirus, Returning To Class

Nearly half of high school students surveyed are worried there won't be enough time to wash their hands at school.

A Pandemic At Work: Employee Anxiety And Return To Work Demands

A new report from Udemy provides a look at the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on American workers and the workplace.

The COVID-19 Impact: Are Consumers Still Afraid To Shop In Stores?

Even as more retailers require shoppers to wear masks, a growing number of consumers feel unsafe in shopping malls, warehouse clubs, and big box retailers, according to a new survey.

Workplace Sentiment Survey Measures Employee Concerns

DeVry University’s study of workplace sentiment reveals significant uncertainty about career stability, with 25% considering job changes due to COVID-19 crisis.

Employees Say Organizations Don’t Have Resilience To Navigate A Crisis

An Eagle Hill Consulting poll reveals only 25 percent of U.S. employees say their workplace culture fosters employee innovation and collaboration to deal with a crisis.

How Has The COVID-19 Pandemic Changed The Future Of Work?

A new Cisco report uncovers forward-looking lessons for leaders navigating return-to-office strategies.

Federal Employees Who Telework Are More Productive, Motivated

Nearly 70 percent of federal employees who telework want to increase telework, only three percent want to telework less than they did prior to COVID-19, finds a new survey from Eagle Hill Consulting.

Despite Training, Most Workers Experience Electrical Shock

Survey results help industry understand why worker injuries and fatalities occur each year from shock despite an electrical code being in place.

Many Employees Feel Less Productive During COVID-19 Pandemic

Companies are adjusting to the new work-from-home world with mental health support and workday changes.

Comfort Is King: Dressing For Success, Pandemic Style

As businesses reopen, employers should review and reaffirm their dress policies to ensure pajamas remain worn at home—and not at work.

Most Americans Won’t Use COVID-19 Contact Tracing Apps

Based on a June survey, 71% of Americans say they don't plan to download a contact tracing app, citing digital privacy concerns as the main reason.

Execs Expect More Teleworking, Even One Year After COVID-19

A new survey reveals the majority of human resources executives expect the shift toward teleworking to continue, even one year after COVID-19 substantially subsides.

Organizations Fear Increased Risks Due To Work-From-Home Changes

A new HiveIO study reveals legacy technology reliance cannot efficiently support a remote workforce and protect critical data.

U.S. Employers Making Plans To Get Workers Back To Work Safely

National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions survey of more than 200 employers found 88% have a COVID-19 return-to-work task force in place.

Employee Views On Current And Post-Pandemic Office Life

More than half of office professionals who transitioned to a remote setup say they have better work-life balance without a commute, according to new Robert Half research.

Over Half Of U.S. Employees Worry About Workplace COVID-19 Exposure

Eagle Hill Consulting research finds 53 percent of workers say the availability of coronavirus testing would make them feel safe going back to work; 42 percent want to retain remote work flexibility.

CFOs Prioritize Workplace Safety And Employee Health

As states start to lift COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, survey reveals CFOs expect changes in workplace safety measures. 

Survey Shows Dire PPE, Hand Sanitizer Shortages Across U.S.

Lack of N-95s, masks, face shields threaten workers in healthcare facilities in every state, in every size facility. Only 12% have received supplies from the Strategic National Stockpile.

IFMA Conducting Global Work-From-Home Survey

The Work-from-Home Experience Survey will help identify the global impact of COVID-19 on how and where people are working.

Businesses Bracing For Major Disruptions From COVID-19

Approximately 79% of organizations reported already experiencing negative impact of COVID-19, according to a S&P Global Market Intelligence survey.

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