45% of employees do not feel supported by their employer

45% of employees do not feel supported by their employer

Under half (45%) of staff believe that their employer is not doing enough to support them, according to research by Tiger Recruitment.

The organisation’s Salary and Benefits Review 2021, which surveyed 2,126 employees in the UK, found that more than half (51%) of respondents believe their employer could have communicated their Covid-19 (Coronavirus) strategy better and 49.6% think that they could better communicate if there is a second wave, while 43% say more could be done to support their mental health and wellbeing.

Two-fifths (40%) have seen their benefits offering a change in light of the Coronavirus pandemic. while the majority (72%) are happy with their flexible working arrangement. However, when returning to the office, around half (50.1%) are worried about commuting on public transport, while 43% are concerned about spending more money, followed by 40% who are worried about giving up the flexibility that they gain from working at home.

During the past 12 months, 72% of respondents did not receive a bonus. In addition, 43% expect their salary to stay the same, while 24% anticipate an increase of up to 2.5%. One in 10 (11%) expect their salary to decrease.

David Morel, chief executive at Tiger Recruitment, said: “Employers will have to work hard if they are to hold on to the talent they need to navigate the difficult months ahead. How they respond to the pandemic can make a real difference to employee loyalty. Our research shows that people are particularly looking to their employers at this time for clear communications and support with their mental health and wellbeing. And if their needs are not met, they are likely to vote with their feet.”