Day: July 1, 2020

Survey: Few Coronavirus-era Workers Have Returned to Their Pre-virus Workplace

Men are more optimistic about an economic rebound than women, according to a new research series by Yahoo Finance and Harris Poll conducted from June 15 to 17. Here are some more highlights from the poll.

Only 4% of workers have returned to their normal work sites

54% | Percentage of survey respondents who say they’re currently working from home because of the coronavirus
40% | Are working from home full-time
13% | Are working from home part-time
32% | Working at their normal workplace, with no change in routine
4% | Have returned to their normal work sites

Higher-paid and higher-educated workers are more likely to work from home

60% | Percentage of college graduates who say they’re working at home full-time because of the virus
26% | Percentage of high school graduates who say they’re working at home full-time because of the virus

A slight majority of at-home workers prefer the work change

51% | Say that it is better than traditional workplace
30% | Say it is worse
19% | Say it’s about the same

Few of those surveyed believe their lost jobs are permanent

3% | Say it’s a permanent job loss
7% | Say it’s a temporary job loss
16% | Say they’re working fewer hours
6%| Say they’re working more hours

Two-thirds of

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3 Key Things Companies Need to Consider About Stock Options Right Now

Here’s what you need to know about stock option compensation strategies.

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Stock option compensation strategies are hard for small firms and startups to get right even in the best of times given the myriad of rules that apply. The Covid-19 crisis has made it harder, underlining the importance of smart planning around equity-based pay to avoid unexpected tax outcomes for companies and employees.

One problem is the market volatility that has accompanied the pandemic, and the potential for more to come. Depending on where the options were priced when they were issued, this could either result in a lack of incentives for employees because their options are severely “underwater” or an unexpectedly large windfall for them that could hurt current shareholders.

The other complicating factor is the general uncertainty over how key parts of the will recover. That’s making it unusually hard to arrive at an accurate valuation, which usually determines the strike price for . Valuations are usually driven by cash flow, which for many firms has evaporated or become highly erratic since March.

This can be especially difficult for tech startups, which rely heavily on stock options

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