A majority of businesses want employees to provide proof of vaccination against the COVID-19 virus before they are allowed to return to offices. The survey of 500 business leaders by Oracle NetSuite found 53 percent will require the documentation.
Nevertheless, despite pandemic issues, these businesspeople are optimistic about the market with most of them seeing increased demand for goods and services.
Eight-one percent have seen increased demand and 76 percent forecast revenue growth of 20 percent more. Forty-one percent said the pandemic will be a major concern over the next year. Among business issues modifying supply chain strategies was listed by 42 percent, adding new and/or enhanced products and services by 41 percent, and modifying pricing strategies by 41 percent.
The survey also found remote work remains widespread with 89 percent of employers permitting at least some employees to work remotely.
Bob Scott has provided information to the tax and accounting community since 1991, first as technology editor of Accounting Today, and from 1997 through 2009 as editor of its sister publication, Accounting Technology. He is known throughout the industry for his depth of knowledge and for his high journalistic standards. Scott has made frequent appearances as a speaker, moderator and panelist and events serving tax and accounting professionals. He has a strong background in computer journalism as an editor with two former trade publications, Computer+Software News and MIS Week and spent several years with weekly and daily newspapers in Morris County New Jersey prior to that. A graduate of Indiana University with a degree in journalism, Bob is a native of Madison, Ind