Trends Report

How UK Employees Feel About COVID-19 Now: A PandemicEX Update

May 15th, 2020

Summary

UK workers are optimistic about the long-term future, yet apprehensive about how the country will exit lockdown. Almost half (49%) of UK workers are concerned they’ll be forced back to work too early. Going into lockdown, UK workers were confident in the government’s plans and the financial stability of their firms. Recent events have shaken that confidence. More than half now believe the government won’t take strong enough steps to resolve the coronavirus crisis. UK worker confidence in their business leaders remains as strong as it was in March. Two-thirds of UK firms have implemented credible COVID-19 risk management plans. Technology issues are increasing and the continued strain of balancing work and home life in less than ideal circumstances means home workers feel less productive than they did in March.

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