Report: Workers staying resilient amid COVID-19 fallout

New research reveals two-thirds of employees are managing to stay productive and upbeat amid ongoing turmoil.

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Aside from the pandemic’s devastating economic and physical toll, the ongoing threat of the virus is placing an immense psychological strain on workers.

One might assume that COVID-19 fallout has had a negative impact on employee trust, collaboration, motivation and morale. However, a recent study produced by IPR and Leger finds that’s not the case.

Of those surveyed, 66% percent said their productivity has remained steady, and three-quarters of those surveyed said their “relationship with their company” had not changed amid the pandemic. One-in-five have experienced decreases, and one-in-10 said they’ve experienced increases in productivity.


The survey, taken during May 2020, features feedback from Canadian and American employees who’ve managed to avoid furloughs and layoffs. A few differences emerged:

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