As business leaders across APAC plan out their workforce strategies for post-COVID-19,
protecting their employees, and supporting day-to-day business continuity is high on their list of human capital priorities,
a new survey has revealed.
In Aon’s latest COVID-19 Pulse Survey, Setting the Stage for Return to Work and the New Normal,
when asked to rate their priorities on a scale of 1-6 (1 representing the highest priority, and 6 representing the lowest),
protecting employees ranked 1st while supporting continuity ranked 2nd.
At the same time, planning for significant workforce changes such as furloughs, layoffs and restructuring ranked as a mid-priority on the scale for 62%,
likewise with managing human capital costs (44%).
In line with this, a majority of employers surveyed said their HR function currently has separate teams/task forces focused on managing immediate issues (52%);
while a lesser 8% do not but are “actively” considering having one.
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