Pandemic has changed relationship between employers and their staff, survey reveals
A survey of 900 employees, conducted by MetLife, found almost three-quarters (72 per cent) felt their relationship with their employer had changed because of their response to the coronavirus crisis.
Nearly half (47 per cent) said their relationship with their employer had improved, with a quarter (25 per cent) saying it had worsened.
The research, which also surveyed 300 businesses found that employers were less optimistic. Fewer than a third (30 per cent) said they felt their relationship with their workforce had improved as a result of their response to the pandemic, while a similar number (31 per cent) said it had worsened.
The survey also found that 71 per cent of employees felt companies had a social responsibility to them, while 61 per cent said they now expected their employer to accommodate personal circumstances.