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Working from home: Absence makes the heart grow fonder

Nine months into white-collar America’s mass move to remote work, many of us miss the socialization of office life. Others couldn’t be happier working from home.

Snapshot: What’s more difficult since the pandemic began?

60% of employees say work has become harder during the pandemic, especially those working remotely.

Snapshot: Why employers will continue remote work next year

More than half of employers plan to have employees working remotely in the first quarter of 2021. More and more say it improves employee retention and engagement.

Survey: One-third embrace 100% remote workforce

With remote work becoming the new normal, more companies are now willing to not only hire remote workers, but to hire them from anywhere.

90% of firms transformed their business this year

In a survey of more than 2,800 senior managers in the U.S., nine in 10 respondents said their organization has improved operations or pursued new opportunities as a result of covid-19.

Covid spurs job seekers to relocate, change industries

In a new report from outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, more job seekers opted to relocate for new opportunities, move to smaller companies and change industries in the second quarter, when initial shutdown orders took effect.

Snapshot: Almost half are fully back to work

The number of employees working on site has risen sharply since April, when the pandemic forced shutdowns.

BLS: Women’s workforce participation is declining

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 82,000 women stopped working or looking for work in September, compared to 30,600 men.

Returning to work: Which employees are most uncomfortable … and why?

As COVID cases continue to spike in parts of the country, a new survey by The Conference Board finds that only 28% of U.S. employees expect to return to the workplace before the end of 2020 and very few (only 1 in 6) say they feel very comfortable returning.

42% would take a pay cut if they could work from home

Employees are putting their safety, security and personal values over money and titles according to a just-released survey by the WorldatWork total rewards association.