COVID-19 Report: Create a Meaningful Employee Experience During Remote Work
By Hannah Chi | Published June 15, 2021
In our latest blog series, we take a closer look and examine 6 main issues that employers are still combating, even after a year of a global pandemic. In the third blog of our six-part series we will be discussing employee experience. Check out the full series .
Remote work has been the norm for over a year, yet it seems that employees are still adjusting. Employees have turned their homes into offices, while dealing with the numerous space and technology constraints. Employees with children are having to balance childcare and work all at the same time. Meanwhile, companies are working to find solutions to support their employees’ work from home lifestyles.
Though the struggles of work from home are prevalent even after a year of the pandemic, it seems that companies are still figuring out how to support their workers. In our recent survey, we found that only about a third of respondents provide, or plan to provide, a stipend to help with work from home costs.
Many employers also support remote work in ways that might not carry direct dollar costs. For example, we found that many respondents offer more flexibility in work schedules. Some also offer ergonomic assessments of home offices, all part of an effort to improve the work from home experience for employees.
Because work from home has become standard even post-pandemic, many workers have moved away from higher-cost metro areas to regions with lower living costs. Despite this migration of workers, only 13% of respondents have a schedule to adjust compensation according to cost of living. What has your company done to help your employees adjust?
To learn more, read the full survey HERE.
As Newfront's Integrated Marketing Coordinator for Employee Benefits, Hannah supports the marketing team through developing and distributing best in class marketing and communication resources for Newfront and our clients.