61% OF PROFESSIONAL WORKERS MORE WORRIED ABOUT ECONOMY THAN VIRUS; 48% SURPRISED PANDEMIC IS STILL CRITICAL
(Aug.17, 2020, /staffingindustry.com/)A majority of professionals, 61%, say they are more worried about the economic fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic than the virus itself, according a survey of 1,064 professional workers by Korn Ferry (NYSE: KFY).
In addition, 48% say they are surprised the pandemic is still at a critical stage, and 60% say it is more difficult to concentrate on work now than at the beginning of the crisis.
When asked why it is difficult to concentrate, 45% said they are dealing with too many responsibilities, and 31% say they are overwhelmed with the pandemic and issues surrounding it. However, working from home was cited by only 9% as a cause.
“With all of the social unrest, health concerns, and economic issues being thrown at us right now, it’s no surprise many feel overwhelmed,” said Dennis Baltzley, Korn Ferry’s global solution head for leadership development.
Korn Ferry also found that 67% say they are busier at work now than before the pandemic. And only 2% say they plan to take a vacation.