Furlough scheme may cause workplace divisions

A previously hidden workplace divide has emerged as furloughed employees return to work, according to new research.

Business psychology firm Pearn Kandola has found that furloughed employees have experienced significant reduction in wellbeing, personal confidence, job satisfaction and commitment to their employers.

The study, which was designed to explore the underlying psychological impact of furlough decisions, shows that overall wellbeing, job satisfaction and personal confidence among UK workers has significantly decreased since the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – now extended until the end of September – was introduced.

This research was also published in the following publications:

 

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