As companies continue to slowly staff up and hire new employees over the next few months, they will have to prioritize diversity and remote working, according to a new “Work Different” survey from DailyPay.
The research reveals the majority of Americans believe that companies with diversity in its leadership and workforce are more desired places to work and better equipped to relate to its customers. The poll also shows that the majority of job seekers prefer a company that offers the ability to work remotely and that those who do work remotely are more effective and work longer hours.
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Originally published on BenefitsPro, July 10, 2020
Preparing to “head back to the office” — whatever that might mean — shouldn’t mean a return to business as usual. Our understanding of workplaces, and the way we live and work, has been fundamentally shattered, and employers must use this time as an opportunity to reconsider their relationships with employees.
In recent months, workers redefined work-life balance and started to lean on managers for support beyond the boundaries of work. Employees rely on their employers for consistent income to support their families and pay for critical health care and other services. During the crisis, many employers have responded to employees’ needs by temporarily offering more flexible pay options.