Employees continue to have low trust in company leadership
Few workers (26%) say that their organization has a culture that fosters innovation and collaboration to deal with the COVID-19 global pandemic, and only 39% say their organization has the resilience to withstand the crisis. Only 34% of U.S. employees say that their organization has trusted leaders and managers to navigate the crisis according to a new national poll by Eagle Hill Consulting.
Employee Confidence Index
This timeline shows key indicators of the crisis, and the evolving US workforce’s opinion on their organization’s response.
Sources: U.S. Center for Disease Control, U.S. Department of Labor
Biweekly polling conducted by Eagle Hill measures worker confidence in three key areas.
Company quickly made changes to adapt to the crisis.
Company has the resilience to withstand the crisis.
Company has trusted leaders and managers to navigate the crisis.
California is first state to issue stay at home order
March 17 Employee Confidence
122,653 COVID-19 cases reported in US
3.3 million Americans submit initial claim for unemployment
6.65 million Americans submit initial claim for unemployment
April 31 Employee Confidence
Employee Confidence April 172
42 states have issued stay at home orders
16 states announce plans allowing certain nonessential businesses to reopen
More than 30 million total unemployment claims
Employee Confidence May 13
1 million COVID-19 cases reported in US
Employee Confidence May 154
More than 33 million have filed unemployment, bringing the unemployment rate to nearly 20%
June 155 Employee Confidence
Employee Confidence July 126
August 187 Employee Confidence
The original online survey included 1,032 respondents from a random sample of employees across the United States. The survey polled respondents on COVID-19 and its potential impact on their work experience and environment. We conducted additional studies to see trends on how people feel their organizations are responding to the COVID-19 Crisis.
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1 Trend data was collected on Mar 31 – Apr 2. 1,012 respondents
2 Trend data was collected on Apr 14 – 16. 1,012 respondents
3 Trend data was collected on Apr 28 – 30. 1,024 respondents
4 Trend data was collected May 12 – 14. 1,056 respondents
5 Trend data was collected June 11 – 15. 1,018 respondents
6 Trend data was collected July 9 – 11. 1,008 respondents
7 Trend data was collected Aug 13 – 17. 1,013 respondents