Employers are more optimistic about the future of work than their employees according to research*.
Almost half of businesses (45%) predict that staff motivation and performance will increase post-pandemic. However, a third (31%) of employees expect a decline.
Similarly, 44% of businesses believe staff happiness and engagement will increase, whereas 32% of employees feel it will decrease.
42% of employers predict that trust between management and employees will increase, while just 28% of employees agree. In fact, 38% of employees expect the opposite.
The research, based on a survey of over 490 employers and 1,000 employees, also suggests that businesses are overestimating how well they have handled the last 18 months and the subsequent impact on staff retention.