From The Limeade Team
Employees deserve to feel like their company cares about them. It’s a concept that yesterday’s business leaders questioned — but no one’s questioning it now. More than six months into the COVID-19 pandemic, employees are struggling in unprecedented ways and are looking to their employers as a source of support.
Ironically, Limeade launched the 2020 Employee Care Report on March 5, just days before stay-at-home orders were declared in multiple states. The report found that employers were coming up short on employee care.
Fast-forward multiple months, we wanted to know — have organizations stepped up their game when employees need it most?
HOW WORKERS REALLY FEEL ABOUT EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE DURING THE PANDEMIC
Limeade is committed to improving the employee experience, which is why we wanted to see how workers feel about work right now — and how that’s changed during the pandemic. To get answers, we surveyed 1,000 employees (500 in manager roles and 500 in non-managerial roles) at companies with 500 employees or more, on burnout, well-being and perceptions of employee care during the pandemic. Here’s what we found.
Managers are carrying the weight of COVID-19, and their teams are slipping through the cracks
Managers feel they have the necessary tools to care for those they manage. Seventy-three percent said their organizations provided them with resources to support the emotional well-being of their teams, and 85% said they felt at least “somewhat equipped” to support the emotional needs of their teams.