69%: Percentage of employers surveyed by Paychex that did not have a business continuity plan in place before the COVID-19 pandemic
The coronavirus pandemic forced employers, often led by HR, to make split decisions to ensure operations could keep running: moving employees home, laying off workers, reconfiguring physical offices. And many of them did so without a clear business continuity plan.
That’s according to Paychex, which found that only 31% of employers it surveyed had a business continuity plan in place prior to the pandemic—leaving the vast majority scrambling to strategize throughout the crisis.
Of that one-third, 85% said the BCP has been