Employee expectations during covid-19.
A few weeks into the COVID-19 quarantine, we noticed a theme in many of our conversations with business leaders. They had made it through the initial shock of the overnight adjustment to remote work. The initial work-from-home policies were set, communicated, and made a reality. Some companies introduced additional sick day policies, others invested in mental health solutions, and most shared some kind of ‘work-from-home best practices’ guide.
After surviving the first month of this ‘new normal’, many leaders seem to be in a state of cautious paralysis as they try to understand their employees' needs. This is particularly true when it comes to Professional Development.
At thelighthouse, we launched a survey where we have collected over 100 responses from employees from a variety of industries and quarantine situations (with kids, alone, with roommates/partners) to better understand:
-What their needs are
-What their company offered as response to COVID-19
-What they value most
We hope our findings help you better understand and serve your employees.