Vyond, a leader in online video animation software, partnered with FleishmanHillard’s research practice, TRUE Global Intelligence™, to conduct a survey among a nationally representative sample of n=1,000 adults in the U.S., 18 years of age and older, who are employed full time at a large organization (500+ employees).
We surveyed full-time employees at large companies (500+ employees) about the silent issues permeating their workplaces, pre COVID-19 and four months into the COVID-19 pandemic. Click below to explore #VyondTheSurface survey findings, conducted with True Global Intelligence.
Explore Our Findings
Key Finding #1
Work-life balance is improving, but not for everyone
46% of those who began working remotely full-time due to the pandemic said that their work-life balance has improved.
The most common trainings employees experienced:
Company training needs are evolving
Key Finding #2
The trainings employees thought to be most beneficial:
Key Finding #3
Only one-quarter (25%) of employees feel they have more meetings than necessary, a decrease compared to over 40% of employees reporting the same in February of 2020.
Meetings have become more necessary
Key Finding #4
Overall, one in five (20%) Americans say their company shames employees who take allotted vacation time.
Employees are losing vacation time
Employees are hesitant to speak up about their busy calendars. Prior to COVID, people reported the top reasons they have not tried to speak to their boss about changing the number of meetings are they don’t think their boss would listen to them (21%), meetings are too big a part of their company/culture (20%), and they can’t think of a good solution (15%). Now, it seems meetings hold more importance.
The top benefit of working from home for remote workers is:
The top frustrations remote workers are facing are:
40% feel disconnected from colleagues.
34% lack separation between work & home.
34% have technical issues or delays.
Employees most prefer self-led online trainings (51%), followed by instructor-led training (47%).
About three in five (58%) did not take their allotted vacation days due to feeling there was too much work to accomplish to take a vacation.
Men are significantly more likely than women to consider taking vacation days while working remotely to be a violation of etiquette (16% vs. 7%).
48% of employees wish their company would bring presentations to life using video.
Work-life balance since COVID- 19 began was most likely to decline among younger generations, with 44% of Gen Z and 38% of Millennials reporting work-life balance has decreased, compared to 26% of Boomers.
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