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Talent Canada: Returning to work: What workers want

Exclusive survey provides insights on comfort levels of employees for eventual return to jobsites following COVID-19 lockdown

September 24, 2020  by Talent Canada

Seventy-three per cent of workers currently working remotely full time are uncomfortable with returning to work during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a Talent Canada survey of 850 workers.

Meanwhile, results indicating that just slightly more than half of those currently working at their typical jobsites feel comfortable is “distressing,” said David Weiss, CEO of Weiss International, an HR consultancy in Toronto.

“They’re the ones that have done the work already during the pandemic, because they were in the office,” he said. “I can understand why it might be a little bit more extreme if you haven’t been to the office at all, but all of it is very, very troublesome.”

Read more on Talent Canada, one of Canadian Manufacturing‘s sister publications.


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