Appian COVID-19 Survey: Technology is Key in Safely Returning to the Workplace but Only 11% of Organizations are Using them

The “COVID-19 HR Survey: Returning the Workforce to the Workplace” report unveils detailed results from 200 HR professionals working at companies that have at least one thousand employees in the United States.

The Return-to-Workplace survey data shows that most companies are focused on tactical safety procedures such as requiring face coverings for employees (100% of respondents), limiting capacity to facilitate social distancing (79%), cleaning and sanitizing the workplace during the workday (78%), and conducting daily health screenings (71%). While these are necessary to maintain employee safety, they fail in preparing workplaces to respond quickly enough to health threats.

Software technology can provide HR professionals who are coordinating the complexities of return-to-workplace efforts with safety measures and capabilities that include:

  • Ability to collect extensive data all in one easy to view place (i.e. daily health updates, test results, vulnerabilities, and contact-tracing)
  • Unify data on one platform to rapidly track outbreaks and coordinate responses
  • React and adapt quickly to sick team members to prevent employees from spreading COVID-19 (i.e. deactivate office badges, order testing/quarantines, close or clean specific facilities)

Read more here: COVID-19 HR Survey: Technology is Key in Safely Returning to the Workplace but Only 11% of Organizations are Using Software Solutions to Support Employee Health

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