The Survey Results Are In: Work and Well-being Through COVID-19 and Beyond

July 09, 2020

New research from WCM shows the impact of COVID-19 on finance professionals and offers supportive actions employers can take to foster a healthy workforce.

These findings are part of WCM’s ongoing research on strategies to build equal, inclusive and diverse workplaces where both employees and employers thrive. Thank you to all those who responded to the survey. Please share these findings to support healthier workplaces for employees and leaders in Canadian capital markets.

COVID-19 has created more challenging and stressful work environments and homelives for the majority of survey respondents. These respondents report heavier workloads in both the professional and domestic realms, as well as decreased mental health and happiness. Female respondents report negative impacts at higher rates than male respondents. This research outlines supportive actions employers can take in response to COVID-19 to ensure a healthy and effective workforce for the duration of the pandemic and beyond. 

The survey results provide deeper insight into: 

  1. The impact of COVID-19 on work and well-being of capital markets professionals;
  2. How employers can better support their teams during the pandemic;
  3. What employees want from their employers when returning to a professional office setting.

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