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New ComPsych Poll Reveals Employee Anxieties About Returning to the Workplace

Nov 5, 2020

ComPsych released today the results of its latest Tell It Now poll, asking employees what they worried about most in the return-to-work process. More than one-third said they believe the greatest challenge will be overcoming worries of getting sick, according to the poll. ComPsych Corporation is the world’s largest provider of employee assistance programs and is the pioneer and worldwide leader of fully integrated EAP, behavioral health, wellness, work-life, HR, FMLA and absence management services under its GuidanceResources brand.


“After eight months of the pandemic, employees are still expressing fear of getting sick,” said Dr. Richard A. Chaifetz, Founder, Chairman and CEO of ComPsych. More than 85% of the employees surveyed are concerned not only with getting sick, but also the logistics of getting to work and the challenges tied to caregiving.   Employers are proactively promoting comprehensive EAP services for dealing with stress and uncertainty as well as practical help with caregiving options,” he added.


ComPsych asked employees:  As businesses consider the return-to-work process, what do you think the biggest challenge will be?

37 percent said, “getting employees to overcome worries of getting sick”

36 percent said, “logistics of social distancing / working in shifts, etc.”

15 percent said, “caregiving challenges, as options are still limited for working parents”

12 percent said “motivating employees who enjoyed working from home to come back”


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