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How has covid-19 altered the employer/employee relationship?

The world’s response to COVID-19 has resulted in the most rapid transformation of the workplace. Working from home has become the new normal, and we’ve gone from digitizing the relationship between firm and customer to digitizing the relationship between employer and employee

Covid-19 has had a significant impact on employer and employee relationships, and this is hampering productivity, according to a new report from MetLife UK. Most UK employers (72%) feel the relationship has changed, with 62% of employees agreeing.

As a result of Covid-19, 32% of employees feel that the relationship with their employer has been weakened and has subsequently also reduced employees’ sense of belonging to the business. Significantly, there is a strong correlation between a weakened relationship and productivity.

Almost half (49%) of employees felt their relationship had worsened and agreed their productivity had diminished.

Do you feel your relationship has changed? If you need assistance in navigating our new normal and communicating with your employees please get in touch.