How the Pandemic Brought the Future of Work into the Present

Brandon Hall Group
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Brandon Hall Group releases new study: Transitioning to the New Realities of the COVID-19 Experience.

Boca Raton, Sept. 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Because of COVID-19, the increased use of technology and long-predicted dispersal of the workforce happened rapidly over about four months, according to Brandon Hall Group research. Overall, more than 75% of organizations say at least half their employees are working remotely; for businesses with more than 5,000 employees, that figure climbs to over 80%.

“Given the speed and enormity of this change, the transition has gone incredibly well for most organizations,” said Brandon Hall Group CEO Mike Cooke. “The majority are focusing heavily — and wisely — on employee well-being, inclusion, engagement and recognition.”

Many business leaders predicted employee engagement and productivity would plummet. Instead, 58% of organizations overall say productivity stayed about the same or increased.

While employees may return to onsite work over the next several months, the percentage of organizations with at least half their employees working from home will be 116% higher than before the pandemic, according to Brandon Hall Group research.

“Employers now manage two realities — a revamped workplace and a still-evolving remote work environment,” said Brandon Hall Group’s SVP of Research Claude Werder. “Organizations are now laser-focused on assessing and fostering engagement and well-being, and ensuring an inclusive and welcoming workplace,” he added.

In addition to providing a picture of the current state based on quantitative and qualitative data from the 2020 Brandon Hall Group’s COVID-19 Study, several high-level strategies on how to transition to the new realities of the COVID-19 experience are also revealed in the summary.

To view Brandon Hall Group’s 2020 COVID-19 Study summary, click here.

-About Brandon Hall Group-

Brandon Hall Group is the world’s only professional-development company that provides data, research, insights and certification to Learning and Talent professionals and organizations. The best companies in the world rely on Brandon Hall Group to help create future-proof employee-development plans for the new era of work and management.

For more than 27 years, BHG empowers, recognizes and certifies excellence in organizations throughout the world, driving the development of more than 10,000,000 employees and executives. Our annual HCM Excellence Awards program was the first to recognize and celebrate organizations for learning and talent, and as the industry’s gold standard is known as the “Academy Awards of Human Capital Management.”

Brandon Hall Group’s cloud-based platform delivers evidence-based insights in Learning and Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Diversity and Inclusion, Talent Acquisition and HR/Workforce Management for corporate organizations and HCM solution providers.

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