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Our 1500-person study looked at the physical and mental wellbeing of the country, with a focus on our changing experiences, attitudes and expectations of work.

From more than a third believing that furloughed colleagues have it easy to almost half saying parents use their kids as an excuse to do less, it revealed tensions and rifts between colleagues that will challenge employers as people return to the workplace.

The report has received national media attention
with Westfield Health CEO, Dave Capper, sharing the key findings with
Ian King live on Sky News

Dave Capper - Sky news

Key findings include:

  • 35% believe furloughed workers have less to worry about
  • 66% of furloughed parents and 56% of all furloughed workers report negative impact on mental health
  • 51% workers at home think their colleagues are doing less than they say they are
  • 46% believe that others are using their kids as an excuse for doing less work
  • Less than a third of home workers want to go back to the office in July
  • 28% want more wellbeing support from their employer

Divided Together Report - HR edition

As well as asking employees about how they’re feeling, we talked to HR leaders from across the country to find out what their biggest challenges have been, how their teams are responding and how they think our workplaces will change as a result of Covid-19.

Key findings include:

  • Stress (41%), reduced productivity (36%) and loneliness (28%) are the top issues HR teams have been faced with
  • Almost half (46%) have adapted employee wellbeing health practices
  • A fifth have noticed rising tensions between colleagues
  • 60% of HR leaders say it’s likely this will be the end of the office for their organisation
  • Almost six in 10 (58%) say it is likely that most staff will become temporary or freelance