Liesl Nielsen

Author Bio

Liesl is a public relations analyst for Qualtrics, working to tell stories about data, as well as customer and employee success. She is an avid writer and recovering journalist.

Articles written by Liesl Nielsen


How ready are Americans to trust a COVID-19 vaccine?

After months of quarantine and a barrage of changing information, much of the American public has been left feeling confused and concerned about the effects, safety, and timeline of a COVID-19 vaccine...

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Study: COVID-19 offers us the chance to improve employee experience and create the ‘new better.’ Here’s how.

Employees across all industries are facing experience gaps at work. And during the pandemic, issues that used to just bother people became serious impediments to work. At Qualtrics, we conducted a ...

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How a Washington school district used data to survive everything from budget cuts to a pandemic

A year ago, Vancouver Public Schools — a large school district in Washington State that serves over 23,000 students — was confronting some serious budget cuts. The district was faced with what ...

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How a Texas program for women and children reached clients and kept them coming back

All content and comments included in this piece were independently gathered by a Qualtrics representative based on a virtual session presented by the Texas WIC at the National WIC Association Annual C...

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Most parents will send kids back to school — with hesitation, Qualtrics study finds

Parents are faced with a tough decision: Send their kids to school during an ongoing pandemic or keep them home and continue the often difficult process of remote learning. According to the latest Qua...

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Most people aren’t ready to go back to the office yet, but they’re feeling more confident returning to normal life

More than 60% of workers say they’d feel uncomfortable returning to a workplace right now Three out of five people who switched to remote work during the pandemic said they prefer working at home...

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How Canada’s largest credit union is helping both members and employees respond to the pandemic

When COVID-19 hit, many Vancity employees saw their workload skyrocket, said Tony Xu, Research Consultant for the Canadian credit union. The global pandemic affected not only Vancity employees — ...

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How a Michigan county is saving hundreds of hours of work while tracking high-risk COVID-19 contacts

The first person to test positive for COVID-19 in Ottawa County, Michigan, was in close contact with about 70 other people during the time they might have been infected. It fell to the local county he...

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Is America ready to return to work and get back to business?

Most U.S. states are making plans to reopen as the country struggles to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. But as governments and businesses move forward, the question remains: Are Americans ready? ...

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