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The financial pain employees experienced during the pandemic is likely not over yet. According to our recent survey of 330 HR executives at US companies, cost-cutting measures may still be in the works for the final month of 2020. When asked in September, 13 percent of surveyed companies planned to restructure their organization between October and December, 11 percent planned to cut bonuses, 9 percent planned to conduct permanent layoffs, and 8 percent planned to defer pay increases and bonuses. On the positive side, many organizations have been able to reverse some of the cost-cutting actions they took at the beginning of the pandemic, specifically around reducing salaries and wages (25 percent fully reversed).
While some businesses have restored cuts made early in the pandemic, many continue to struggle, with dire results for employees. More than one-third of respondents do not expect their organization’s revenue to return to prepandemic levels within the next year.
For more HC COVID-19 survey results, see Adapting to the Reimagined Workplace: Human Capital Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
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The 2020 Employee Financial Well-Being Conference
Shifting and Deploying Resources: Building a Stronger Future
DECEMBER 08 - 09, 2020 | VIRTUAL EVENT
Join this webcast to learn how companies are updating executive pay as we head into 2021.
DECEMBER 7, 2020 at 12pm ET | WEBCAST
Join our expert panel who will examine how companies can communicate about human capital and corporate culture in a way that resonates with multiple stakeholders and drives value.
DECEMBER 8, 2020 at 2pm ET| WEBCAST
Join this webcast to hear how organizations can help employees navigate new hybrid models while building diverse, equitable, and inclusive workspaces.
DECEMBER 16 at 11am ET| WEBCAST
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December 14, 2020 | RESEARCH REPORT
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