The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the loyalty of employees
Mihus Iryna.; Laptev Sergеy.; Parashchenko Liudmyla.; Koval Yana.; Odarchyk Kateryna.; Panchenko Oksana
The global COVID-19 pandemic has been a real test for most employers and their employees. The purpose of the article is to establish the pandemic's impact on employees' loyalty and identify the factors that have had the most significant impact. The main objectives of the survey of the hired staff were as follows: to find out how the interviewed employees understand the concept of "loyalty"; to study with the help of the survey the factors that affect the loyalty of staff in the first and second stages of the survey; find out how much the respondents' answers have changed during the quarantine year. The study was conducted by interviewing Ukrainian enterprises' employees by Google forms in two stages: in March - April 2020 and February-March 2021. The 15125 people took part in the survey, of which 76.3% were women (11540 people) and 23.7% (3585 people). We understood that it is more appropriate to use the concept of "loyalty" and consider it is agreeing with the company's mission and vision, compliance with corporate culture and ethics, which allows achieving strategic goals. Only the employer and employees' joint efforts will contribute to the effective operation of enterprises, even in a pandemic COVID-19.
Keywords: Employees; Employers; Hired staff; Loyalty; Pandemic COVID-19.