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Optimism at the end of pandemic tunnel: Survey

Posted On: Mar. 4, 2021 9:44 AM CST


Eighty percent of employers are now more hopeful that things are beginning to return to normal, a jump from the 43% who believed so in July 2020, according to survey results released Wednesday by the Philadelphia-based Blank Rome LLP.

The national law firm received responses from 130 C-suite executives, in-house attorneys, and human resources professionals for its fourth COVID-19 survey, which compared the data to the results from the first three surveys conducted in March, April and July 2020

Of the findings, the survey found that 87% of employers plan to take the COVID-19 vaccine themselves but are hesitant to institute a mandate for employees to receive them — only 15% plan to, 47% aren’t sure.

Other issues that are trending include that employers are now more concerned about the pandemic’s impact on the workforce and productivity than on a potential global recession and that restaurants and bars are seen as most likely industry to have permanent impacts from the pandemic, followed by the airline and hotel industries.

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