Furloughing and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme in the UK: Managers’ experiences and perspectives

Stuart, M., Spencer, D., McLachlan, C., Forde, C. (2021) University of Leeds

We report initial findings from a unique survey of managers on the practice of furlough, their experiences of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), and workplace change during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

The study draws on an online survey of managers in the UK with responsibility for staffing (HR managers, or other managers at senior or middle level) conducted online during Februaryand March 2021. The survey resultedin an achieved sample of 2,000 participating managers. 

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