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Business Response Survey to the Coronavirus Pandemic

BRS 2021 Tables

  • 2021 BRS National Data - Table 202 (XLSX)
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Business Response Survey to the Coronavirus Pandemic, 2021 - Results by Question
Topic Result ID Reference Results Industry State Size Class
Telework 1 Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic Establishments that increased telework for some or all employees XLSX XLSX XLSX
2 When the coronavirus pandemic is over Establishments with increased telework that expect the increase to continue when the coronavirus pandemic is over XLSX XLSX XLSX
3.1 At the time of data collection (July-Sept 2021) Establishments with all of their employees teleworking all of the time XLSX XLSX XLSX
3.2 At the time of data collection (July-Sept 2021) Establishments with some of their employees teleworking XLSX XLSX XLSX
3.3 At the time of data collection (July-Sept 2021) Establishments with all of their employees teleworking rarely or never XLSX XLSX XLSX

Workplace 

flexibilities

4.1 Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic Establishments that started flexible or staggered work hours XLSX XLSX XLSX
4.2 Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic Establishments that started compressed or alternative work schedules XLSX XLSX XLSX
4.3 Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic Establishments that started voluntary reductions in hours worked (change to part-time or reduced hours) XLSX XLSX XLSX
4.4 Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic Establishments that started job-sharing (two employees split hours/tasks of a full-time job) XLSX XLSX XLSX
4.5 Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic Establishments that started paid leave for dependent care (additional paid leave of any kind for employees with dependent care responsibilities due to the coronavirus pandemic) XLSX XLSX XLSX
4.6 Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic Establishments that started at least one of the employee flexibilities specified in results 4.1-4.5 XLSX XLSX XLSX

Changes in

pay

5.1 Because of the coronavirus pandemic Establishments that increased base wages (straight-time wages or salary) XLSX XLSX XLSX
5.2 Because of the coronavirus pandemic Establishments that temporarily paid a wage premium/extra hourly amount for working during the pandemic (hazard pay, hero pay, or hourly bonus) XLSX XLSX XLSX
5.3 Because of the coronavirus pandemic Establishments that paid one-time special monetary awards/appreciation bonuses for working during the pandemic XLSX XLSX XLSX
5.4 Because of the coronavirus pandemic Establishments that paid one-time bonuses to newly hired workers (signing bonuses for new employees) XLSX XLSX XLSX
5.5 Because of the coronavirus pandemic Establishments that paid workers who referred others to apply for jobs (recruitment bonuses to current employees) XLSX XLSX XLSX
5.6 Because of the coronavirus pandemic Establishments that made at least one of the changes in pay specified in results 5.1-5.5 XLSX XLSX XLSX

COVID-19

workplace

requirements

6 At the time of data collection (July-Sept 2021) Establishments that required some or all employees to routinely wear a face covering or any protective gear while they were on-site XLSX XLSX XLSX
7 At the time of data collection (July-Sept 2021) Establishments that required employees working on-site to have a temperature screening prior to entering their place of work XLSX XLSX XLSX
8 Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic Establishments that required some or all employees to get a COVID-19 vaccination before coming to work on-site XLSX XLSX XLSX
9 Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic Establishments that offered any employees a financial incentive, paid time off, or permitted employees to remain on the clock to get a COVID-19 vaccination XLSX XLSX XLSX
9.1 Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic Establishments offering a vaccine incentive that required some or all employees to get a COVID-19 vaccination before coming to work on-site XLSX XLSX XLSX
9.2 Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic Establishments NOT offering a vaccine incentive that required some or all employees to get a COVID-19 vaccination before coming to work on-site XLSX XLSX XLSX
9.3 Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic Establishments requiring some or all employees to get a COVID-19 vaccination that offered employees a financial incentive, paid time off, or permitted employees to remain on the clock to get a COVID-19 vaccination XLSX XLSX XLSX
9.4 Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic Establishments NOT requiring employees to get a COVID-19 vaccination that offered employees a financial incentive, paid time off, or permitted employees to remain on the clock to get a COVID-19 vaccination XLSX XLSX XLSX

Establishment

space size

10.1 Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic Establishments that decreased their square footage of space XLSX XLSX XLSX
10.2 Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic Establishments that increased their square footage of space XLSX XLSX XLSX
10.3 Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic Establishments that have about the same square footage of space XLSX XLSX XLSX
11.1 In the next 12 months Establishments that expect to decrease their square footage of space in the next 12 months XLSX XLSX XLSX
11.2 In the next 12 months Establishments that expect to increase their square footage of space in the next 12 months XLSX XLSX XLSX
11.3 In the next 12 months Establishments that expect to have about the same square footage of space in the next 12 months XLSX XLSX XLSX
Relocation 12.1 Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic Establishments that relocated within the same city or county XLSX XLSX XLSX
12.2 Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic Establishments that relocated to a different city or county, but within the same state XLSX XLSX XLSX
12.3 Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic Establishments that relocated to a different state XLSX XLSX XLSX
12.4 Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic Establishments that did not relocate since the start of the pandemic XLSX XLSX XLSX
13.1 In the next 12 months Establishments that expect to relocate within the same city or county in the next 12 months XLSX XLSX XLSX
13.2 In the next 12 months Establishments that expect to relocate to a different city or county, but within the same state in the next 12 months XLSX XLSX XLSX
13.3 In the next 12 months Establishments that expect to relocate to a different state in the next 12 months XLSX XLSX XLSX
13.4 In the next 12 months Establishments that do not expect to relocate within the next 12 months XLSX XLSX XLSX

Supplementing

workforce

with workers

not on the 

payroll

14.1 At any time during the coronavirus pandemic Establishments that started or increased their use of independent contractors, freelancers, or consultants XLSX XLSX XLSX
14.2 At any time during the coronavirus pandemic Establishments that started or increased their use of temporary help agency workers XLSX XLSX XLSX
14.3 At any time during the coronavirus pandemic Establishments that started or increased their use of companies that provide contractors or subcontractors XLSX XLSX XLSX
14.4 At any time during the coronavirus pandemic Establishments that started or increased their use of online platform companies that arrange assignments for workers through an app and collect a commission from establishments for each task/job workers do XLSX XLSX XLSX
14.5 At any time during the coronavirus pandemic Establishments that did not start or increase their use of any of the types of workers specified in results 14.1 - 14.4 XLSX XLSX XLSX
14.6 At any time during the coronavirus pandemic Establishments that started or increased their use of at least one of the types of workers specified in results 14.1-14.4 XLSX XLSX XLSX
15.1 When the coronavirus pandemic is over Establishments that expect to use independent contractors, freelancers, or consultants when the coronavirus pandemic is over XLSX XLSX XLSX
15.2 When the coronavirus pandemic is over Establishments that expect to use temporary help agency workers when the coronavirus pandemic is over XLSX XLSX XLSX
15.3 When the coronavirus pandemic is over Establishments that expect to use companies that provide contractors or subcontractors when the coronavirus pandemic is over XLSX XLSX XLSX
15.4 When the coronavirus pandemic is over Establishments that expect to use online platform companies that arrange assignments for workers through an app and collect a commission from establishments for each task/job workers do when the coronavirus pandemic is over XLSX XLSX XLSX
15.5 When the coronavirus pandemic is over Establishments that expect to use at least one of the types of workers specified in results 15.1-15.4 when the coronavirus pandemic is over XLSX XLSX XLSX
15.6 When the coronavirus pandemic is over Establishments that do not expect to use any of the types of workers specified in results 15.1-15.4 when the coronavirus pandemic is over XLSX XLSX XLSX
Automation
16.1 At the time of data collection (July-Sept 2021) Establishments that use self-service kiosks (including kiosks to order and pay for food) XLSX XLSX XLSX
16.2 At the time of data collection (July-Sept 2021) Establishments that use voice-recognition-based customer service/automated online chats with customers XLSX XLSX XLSX
16.3 At the time of data collection (July-Sept 2021) Establishments that use automated document analysis and review XLSX XLSX XLSX
16.4 At the time of data collection (July-Sept 2021) Establishments that use industrial robots for building maintenance (including daily cleaning or disinfecting) XLSX XLSX XLSX
16.5 At the time of data collection (July-Sept 2021) Establishments that use industrial robots for assembling goods (including robots that weld, and pick-and-pace robots to assemble, select parts, or inspect products) XLSX XLSX XLSX
16.6 At the time of data collection (July-Sept 2021) Establishments that use industrial robots or management systems for packing goods for shipment XLSX XLSX XLSX
16.7 At the time of data collection (July-Sept 2021) Establishments that use automated provisions of physical medical care (such as drawing blood) and physical rehabilitation XLSX XLSX XLSX
16.8 At the time of data collection (July-Sept 2021) Establishments that use at least one of the types of automation specified in results 16.1-16.7 XLSX XLSX XLSX
16.9 At the time of data collection (July-Sept 2021) Establishments that do not use any of the types of automation specified in results 16.1-16.7 XLSX XLSX XLSX
17.1 Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic Establishments that started or increased the use of any types of automation specified in results 16.1-16.7 XLSX XLSX XLSX
17.2 Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic Establishments using at least one of the types of automation specified in results 16.1-16.7 that started or increased their use since the start of the coronavirus pandemic XLSX XLSX XLSX
Drug and alcohol testing
19.1 At the time of data collection (July-Sept 2021) Establishments that are drug testing or alcohol testing new applicants or current employees XLSX XLSX XLSX
19.2 Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic Establishments that reduced or delayed drug or alcohol testing for new applicants or current employees XLSX XLSX XLSX
19.3 Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic Establishments drug or alcohol testing new applicants or current employees that also reduced or delayed drug or alcohol testing XLSX XLSX XLSX

COVID-19 loans

or grants

20 After January 1, 2021 Establishments that received a federal or state government coronavirus-related loan or grant tied to re-hiring or maintaining employees on the payroll AFTER January 1, 2021 XLSX XLSX XLSX
21 Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic Establishments that received any type of coronavirus-related loan since the onset of the pandemic and the loan has been converted to a grant XLSX XLSX XLSX