In a new survey of SME workers by Purbeck Insurance Services, 26% feel their loyalty to their employer has improved based on how their business dealt with the pandemic. Just 16% said they feel less loyal.
The fact that 12% said they knew the boss had sacrificed their salary to prop up the business’s finances and a further 7% knew the finances of the business were being supported by personal savings may have contributed to these feelings.
Keeping in touch via online conferencing tools may also have helped keep staff in touch but close to a third (29%) want to ditch the technology as soon as the pandemic is over. As many businesses have relied on video conferencing, workers have a love/hate relationship with tools such as Zoom. 29% want to kiss goodbye to online conferencing tools once the pandemic is over while the same 29% think they are here to stay, providing a time efficient way to get things done and agreed.