Aviva research of over 2,000 UK workers finds that employees are feeling more optimistic about returning to work as vaccinations continue to be distributed.
According to Aviva’s third Employee Back to Work Index, 71% of respondents said that vaccine rollout made them feel more confident about returning to work, compared to the 50% in November.
In order to bring workers into the office safely, businesses will need to be open to adjusting their protocols and training to keep the workers safe and refreshed in their positions. The survey revealed that 23% of employees said their job changed due to new business operations, but did not receive any training for their new role.
Even more, 40% of respondents said they will continue to split their time between home and the office, 30% have been told they should continue working from home and 24% said their employer expects them to return to the office full-time.
Remote working has been linked to increased risk of cybersecurity issues, with 48% of respondents stating that their employer has not taken any measures to decrease their cyber risk.
“Cyber attacks come in many forms, and increasingly target employees through phishing and social engineering fraud,” said Chris Andrews, Director of Aviva Risk Management Solutions. “It’s clear from our research that more needs to be done to help employees understand and identify the various forms of cyber attacks while working from home to protect the business.”