The coronavirus is testing employers and their employees in unprecedented ways. To provide our members with helpful, current information at this critical time, HR Source launched a series of Coronavirus Employer Response Surveys. This first edition was sent out on Friday, March 13. When the survey closed late Tuesday, March 17, almost 300 member organizations had responded. The data reflects the complexity of the HR challenges posed by COVID-19, the impact of the pandemic outbreak on the workplace, and the tough decisions employers are facing in this ever-evolving situation.
As you review our Coronavirus Employer Response Survey results, please keep the following in mind:
- Our Illinois-based member employers represent a broad cross-section of industries, including manufacturers, financial institutions, warehouses, public libraries, associations, park districts and social service agencies. Most members are small or mid-sized.
- The environment is changing rapidly, and employers are working diligently to revise their strategies, policies, and actions on a daily basis.
- Every organization is unique. While it’s helpful to know how other organizations are responding to coronavirus challenges, each organization should make plans in the best interest of their own business, employees and customers.