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Opinion on HR policy changes employers should make due to COVID-19 worldwide 2020

According to a global survey in March 2020, 53 percent of respondents expect their employer to implement a policy whereby employees showing symptoms of COVID-19 are encouraged to stay home. This drops to 45 percent of respondents when the policy in question is preventing at-risk employees from coming to work.

Share of adults worldwide who expect their employer to make human resources (HR) policy changes in response to COVID-19 in March 2020, by policy

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Release date

March 2020



Survey time period

March 6 to 10, 2020

Number of respondents

10,000 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

Original question: "Which of the following do you expect your employer to do in response to the virus? Pick all that apply".
Respondents were from: Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, South Africa, South Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States.
1,000 respondents per country

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