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August 13, 2022
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Small businesses suffer most furlough stress

New research from absence intelligence company e-days, claims that stress levels have spiked twice in 2020 following the changes to the furlough schemes. These peaks were especially noticeable in organisations with fewer than 250 employees as the effects of the pandemic proved more challenging for small and medium sized businesses (SMEs). In April this year when 42 percent of the workforce at companies with fewer than 250 employees were furloughed, only 0.85 percent of leave was stress-related in companies of this size – the lowest figure of the year. However, in July and August, just as the government job retention…
Small businesses suffer most furlough stress

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