Recent research by Synergy, Gordon Glenister and Pelican Communications shows how employee welfare has been affected by the pandemic.
Faced with the challenges of isolation, home schooling, multiple residents being online at the same time, partners facing illness or redundancy and increased workload, the sector has managed to work extremely well.
In fact, the level of staff engagement has been higher with chief executives saying they wouldn’t have previously been able to talk to entire teams at once, but now technology has made this possible.
Whilst some employers were worried in the past about flexible home working and being able to manage projects effectively, actually the reverse has happened. Productivity levels have been extremely high, helped by the sense that we are ‘in this together’ and need to support each other.
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