Over the past year, many businesses have been in crisis mode. And, for some, the focus on firefighting has caused other areas, such as their people strategy, to fall to the wayside. But negligence comes at a cost.
Employers have been judged on their people strategy throughout the pandemic and many risk paying the price for their actions later. Businesses that haven’t prioritised their people during the pandemic could be sleepwalking towards a talent exodus, damaged employer brand and a productivity drought.
We surveyed 500 HR decision makers and 2,000 employees in the UK and Ireland and conducted economic analysis based on our findings and other publicly available information.