CIPP Quick Poll: 46% of payroll professionals have been more productive whilst working from home

24 June 2020

To reflect the fact that many of those working within the payroll profession will have been working from home during the lockdown period, the CIPP’s Policy and Research team wanted to ask how this has impacted their productivity levels.

A Quick Poll was added to gauge this, which asked:

“How has working from home affected your productivity?”

Increased my productivity – 46%

Productivity levels unchanged – 22%

Reduced my productivity – 19%

I have not been working from home – 8%

I was already working from home – 5%

The most popular answer from respondents was for increased productivity levels, which was followed by those who stated that their productivity levels have remained unchanged. 19% confirmed that their productivity levels had been negatively impacted. There were also a couple of response choices added to ensure that we could get a true representation of our readership, as there are some individuals who have not been working from home, and also those that were working remotely prior to the outbreak of coronavirus.

As the official guidance at the time of writing is for people to continue to work from home where possible, it is pleasing to see that there are more individuals who have seen their productivity levels increase, as opposed to them decreasing.

The outbreak of coronavirus has prompted many employers to request that their staff work from home, and there is much speculation that remote working will become a more prevalent practice in the future.


The information in this article is accurate at the time of publication. For all the latest information, news and resources on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting payroll professions, visit our Coronavirus hub.