The trend toward working remotely since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to continue indefinitely post-pandemic, with 42% of Chief Human Resource Officers (CHROs) indicating a quarter to one half of their workforce will continue to work remotely indefinitely after the pandemic, five times more than said so about their pre-pandemic workforce.
This is one of the key findings from our recent survey of 545 Director, S/VP, and C-suite executives, and 111 Human Resources professionals. The purpose of the survey was to gauge respondents’ intentions and understand their plans for employees to return to the workplace.
This report presents our analysis and insights and compares and contrasts responses from executives with those of CHROs and HR leaders charged with developing and implementing the plan for their workers to return. The sample came from more than 11,000 executives and CHROs in our extensive network who are actively engaged in a variety of industries across the nation. Respondents of the survey self-selected from a direct invitation to respond.