If you’re interested in finding out how employees in the UK have been supported through the COVID-19 pandemic, which has taken the world by storm, check out these survey results from Utility Bidder or continue reading to learn how UK employees feel that they’ve been supported by the businesses which they work for.
How UK employees feel businesses have supported them through COVID-19:
The majority of UK employees feel as if they have been well supported throughout the lockdown:
In a recent survey of UK employees from a wide variety of sectors 57% of respondents believed that they had been well supported by their businesses during the Coronavirus lockdown.
Some employees felt supported by their businesses as their employees kept in regular contact with them and ensured that their health and wellbeing was taken care of by offering online counselling. While other individuals felt well supported as their businesses provided them with the tools and equipment which they needed to work efficiently from their own homes.
43% of respondents felt that their businesses hadn’t done enough to help them:
43% of survey respondents, felt that the businesses which they work for failed to give them the support which they needed to comfortably work at home during the recent lockdown. These respondents explained that their employees did not keep in regular contact with them or failed to provide the tools and software which they needed to efficiently work from home.
While some individuals also wished that their employers would have provided their staff members with online counselling. To ease their transition from working in an office to working from home. As many individuals find it hard to work from home and rely on face to face interactions with their team members in order to boost their morale.
40% of survey respondents admitted that they were highly stressed about the future of their jobs:
Two fifths of 40% of UK survey respondents also revealed that they are highly stressed about the future of their jobs. These respondents claimed that on a scale of 1-10 they felt an anxiety level of 7, when it came to the future of their jobs. Due to the fact that it was predicted that hundreds of thousands of UK employees would lose their jobs as a result of the Coronavirus lockdown.
The same survey also found that businesses who ensured to update their workers on a regular basis, about the status of their job and the future of their business, had employees who were far less stressed about their job security. As a result, businesses who have failed to update their workers on a regular basis, should endeavour to start keeping in regular open communication with their remote workers.
Only 34% of survey respondents were in frequent communication with the businesses which they work for:
Unfortunately only 34% of the individuals who were surveyed reported that they were in regular communication with the businesses with which they work. Which shows that UK businesses can definitely work on keeping their employees better updated during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Hopefully you now have a far better understanding of how employees in the UK have felt about their businesses’ involvement in their health and wellbeing journey during the Coronavirus pandemic.