New survey from the Institute
for Corporate Productivity (i4cp) finds 75% of organizations reporting that they are providing support and resources to employees who have been forced to
work from home throughout the coronavirus pandemic and are now balancing
childcare and/or homeschooling responsibilities.
that are already providing resources to these workers (and the additional 2%
considering doing so in the near future) are offering support in a number of
ways, such as:
10-day pandemic leave for employees who contract the virus, are caring for
someone with the virus, are self-quarantining as a result of exposure, or are
unable to complete work responsibilities due to childcare challenges. This is
available prior to the use of any PTO being required.
childcare subsidy of $100 per day if a family member or friend looks after children.
child/elder care, as well as monthly reimbursement for incremental home
office-related costs such as Internet or office supplies.
full pay for employees unable to work due to childcare responsibilities, and additional
cost coverage up to $500 for tutoring or childcare.
the full survey results—due to the current global health and productivity crisis
affecting everyone, i4cp is making all related ongoing research publicly
We also encourage you to visit i4cp.com/coronavirus for
other employer resources including discussion forums, next practices, useful
resources, and more.