Source | www.visualcapitalist.com
Five Priorities for HR Leaders on the Way to Recovery
The future of the workplace remains uncertain, with business leaders facing unique hurdles heading into 2021. To help set the course, recent PwC reports reveal five key takeaways for Chief Human Resource Officers (CHROs) as businesses refine their recovery strategies and transition plans.
With polling data from thousands of U.S.-based employees and executives throughout 2020, the above graphic uncovers critical priorities to help HR leaders navigate 2021—from fostering workplace safety and well-being to implementing technology that promotes engagement.
Priority 1: Physical Safety, Comfort, Health & Performance
Employee anxiety is running high, with polls revealing that employees are concerned about getting sick—and the risk discourages them from returning to the workplace.
- 51% of employees fear getting sick from returning to the workplace
- 50% would like workplace safety measures established, to feel comfortable returning
- 45% would like safety and hygiene requirements implemented for customers
- 35% would like contact tracing to be used, with realtime notifications if a coworker is diagnosed with COVID-19
By implementing measures to keep employees healthy, employees may feel more confident as companies transition back into the workplace.