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Which companies have proven their lasting value during the crisis? The Harris Poll has taken a stab at answering that question, surveying American attitudes about each company’s resolve, integrity, responsiveness and permanence. (See more here.) The top ten:
The poll also shows that while the U.S. economy is reopening, fear is not subsiding. The latest wave of poll results–taken June 6-8–finds 52% of respondents fear they could “die as a result of contracting the virus”–still near record highs. That’s perhaps not surprising, given that seven states are seeing their coronavirus cases rise significantly.
Separately, a poll of IT workers by Xerox shows that an estimated 82% of workers who shifted to work-from-home during the pandemic will have returned to the workplace in 12-18 months’ time. And 56% of those responding say their companies are increasing their technology budgets, both to allow more flexible work and to speed digital transformation.
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