Grant Thornton continuously research and survey what is happening in the workplace.
Their latest programme included asking over 800 women at work what life was like for them during lockdown and how it has affected them.
The survey results which will be published in full shortly were discussed on a Podcast and Grant Thornton TV where the guests were; Elaine Gray Partner – Carey Olsen and President of the Guernsey Chamber of Commerce, Jennifer Carnegie President of the Jersey Chamber of Commerce, Carly Parrott Director – Opus Private and Grant Thornton’s Human Capital Advisory Director Susie Crowder.
Watch the discussion in full or go to Spotify Grant Thornton Channel Islands to hear the podcast, the headlines under discussion were:
The survey results:
With economic pressures building, organisations will be keen to build some resilience back into their balance sheets. COVID-19 has accelerated “efficiency programmes” in an attempt to ensure the longer-term sustainability of the business. Meanwhile, (some zombie) businesses continue to be propped up by government support resulting in a likely further phase of closures in due course. This has resulted and will continue to result in a sharp increase in unemployment across most sectors, not least as we battle our way through a recessionary period on the world stage.
Susie Crowder, Director of Human Capital Advisory commented “We need a corporate agenda that supports a multi-stage life with multiple entry and exit points at different stages and ages. A greater emphasis on wellbeing and flexible working will play a significant role in building back better.”