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More than half of employees concerned about returning to work

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More than half of employees concerned about returning to work and majority of employees NOT comfortable using public transport...

Breathe, HR software provider for SMEs, has announced findings from its survey in conjunction with Posture People and HR Central. The research polled 482 senior business leaders and employees and found half (50.6%) will limit the number of people in the office to adhere to social distancing rules. In addition, the research revealed a staggering 88% of respondents are not comfortable using public transport to commute in 2020.

In conjunction, Breathe today announces the release of new product, Breathe Rota, the intuitive staff scheduling and attendance software. It allows SMEs to create rotas, notify staff about upcoming shifts and make quick changes afterwards, and is free until 1st January 2021.

Overwhelmingly, almost three-quarters of those surveyed (70.6%) stated they are planning on returning to the office in a phased, partial manner, with more than half of those surveyed (55.2%) concerned about returning to work.

Jonathan Richards, CEO and co-founder of Breathe comments:

“Our findings show a worrying picture whereby most people aren’t comfortable getting public transport at all this year, which is especially tricky for city-based firms. A full return to the office may not be possible at first, so businesses looking to introduce flexibility to the office environment are implementing rota systems to manage staff coming into the workplace. As we found in our Culture Economy report this year, 1 in 5 (21%) of employees quit their job due to poor workplace culture. This is why, whatever decision businesses make, they must ensure they are made with their people at the core.”

Rebecca Woolmington, Managing Director at HRCentral Limited adds:

“As the UK moves out of lockdown and businesses reopen, they need an effective way to manage their people. Whether you are a pub that’s previously used Excel spreadsheets, a business preparing to open soon or an office that has to operate shifts for the first time, automating this task will save businesses time and hassle – enabling them to focus on rebuilding and growing the business.”


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Published on: 2nd July 2020

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