Monster asked our users to share how they’re responding to the coronavirus crisis, from how they’re implementing work-from-home policies to how the pandemic is increasing their anxiety levels and productivity at work.
We starting polling on March 12th, as impacts started to be felt at the workplace, and have continued to survey our audience to see how opinions and attitudes have shifted over time.
We’re sharing and updating the poll results here so you can take a look and get a sense of how this pandemic is affecting how we work, how we hire, and how we look for work.
Week of: 4/14 Audience: Job seeker
Aside from your actual day job, what job(s) have you had to pick up while working from home?
Homeschool teacher 21.3%
Plumber/ Electrician 14.7%
Amateur chef 46.4%
Do you have a greater appreciation for the experts that you typically outsource (i.e. hairdressers, teachers, chefs, fitness instructors plumbers, electricians etc.)?
Same appreciation 49.5%
Greater appreciation 50.5%
What is the first thing you will do when you are able?
Get my hair cut 24.6%
Go out to dinner 40.2%
Go to the gym 20.1%
Send my kids to school 15.1
Week of: 4/14 Audience: New college grads
Does student debt factor into how you apply for jobs?
Yes, very much 36%
I am waiting for the right fit 19%
I don’t have student debt 45%
Did you have a post-grad job or internship lined up that was rescinded due to COVID-19?
Have you had a video or phone job interview?
Have one on the calendar .5%
Week of: 3/31 Audience: Job seeker
Is your stress/anxiety from the coronavirus pandemic affecting your job productivity?
Which stress symptoms are you experiencing the most due to the coronavirus pandemic? mental (nightmares, loss of focus, depression, anger etc.) OR physical (weight loss/gain, back pain, lack of sleep, etc.)
What is causing the most stress/anxiety? financial uncertainty OR job security OR health or health of loved one?
Financial uncertainty 32%
Job security 12%
Week of: 3/24 Audience: Employer
Do you anticipate future layoffs at your company due to coronavirus?
Has your company increased or decreased job postings since the coronavirus pandemic began?
No Change 28.6%
Do you feel remote hiring can be successful?
Week of: 3/12 Audience: Employer
Are you increasing sick time or PTO for employees to account for coronavirus restrictions?
Are you concerned about productivity and business success due to coronavirus?
Would you change your work from home policies indefinitely if it proves productive during the coronavirus pandemic?
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