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Manufacturing Barometer special focus: Employee engagement through times of change

Manufacturing Barometer special focus: Employee engagement through times of change

As well as showing trends, confidence levels, and business performance in core areas, this quarter’s report also uncovers:

  • The actions that SMEs are taking as lockdown restrictions ease and working conditions change again.
  • Whether the COVID-19 pandemic may change working practices on a permanent basis and if these changes could result in employee benefits and influence future strategies.

Understanding how other companies may offer flexible working or other staff benefits could help SME manufacturers attract and retain highly skilled people to drive business growth. By sharing best practice and the future plans of businesses across the sector, we hope to encourage support from national and local government to help firms address the additional costs of operating safely and implementing the positive changes they have identified.