(Sept. 8, 2020) Within a few weeks of stay-at-home orders prompted by the spread of COVID-19 throughout the United
States, the number of Americans working remotely increased by 16 million people, according to an April report from Slack, a communication platform for businesses.
Financial institutions weren’t exempt from the phenomenon. According to Susan Fishlock, partner and managing director of the banking and finance practice at Kaye/Bassman, an executive search firm with recruiting consultants, the coronavirus pandemic caused many financial institutions to implement their business continuity plans overnight. According to Ms. Fishlock, the most commonly asked question she is hearing from employees, especially those with younger families, is whether they can continue working remotely after the pandemic.
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