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Employers plot strategies for bringing workers back onsite


Fifty-four percent of employers intend to reduce the number of onsite employees when planning return-to-work strategies amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, according to survey results released Thursday by Mercer Human Resource Consulting.

Of the nearly 400 employers who responded to Mercer’s online COVID-19 survey, 76% said they will provide flexible work arrangements in the coming months, and 43% said they will continue virtual work where possible.

Among the onsite staffing approaches being considered is dividing workforces into two groups alphabetically and having them work on alternate days, according to the survey results.  

Among other risk management protocols, 92% of respondents said they will enhance cleaning and disinfecting, and 56% will provide masks to workers.

More insurance and workers compensation news on the coronavirus crisis here.