A third of Russian employers admitted that 2020 turned out to be better for them than 2019. They told the research service about this on the HH.ru portal.
Another 40 percent believe that things were worse in 2020 than a year earlier. And 14 percent of the respondents did not see any difference at all.
According to the results of the year with coronavirus restrictions, 22 percent of employers are not going to return employees to their offices from a remote location at all. 59 percent do not know when they will be able to do it. Only 15 percent seriously expect to return everyone to normal operation by the spring of 2021.
In general, the transition to remote work was negatively assessed by a third of Russian companies. Another third did not feel significant changes. And almost a fifth of employers even noted improvements.
A quarter of those surveyed said that in 2020 they had to reduce the number of employees. At the same time, 44 percent noted that everything happened the other way around and the number of employees only increased.
Employees’ salaries were raised by 26 percent of employers. And 53 percent said nothing had changed.
In 2021, 66 percent of regional employers plan to increase the number of employees, while 18 percent, on the contrary, are going to cut their staff.
78 percent of all respondents also noted that they assess their position in the market as stable or even positive.