A recent survey carried out by Tiger Recruitment and YouGov asked 1000 employees about their feelings about Brexit.
A third of the employees surveyed said that they are already feeling negative effects of Brexit. Of these employees, 47% say they are more stressed and anxious, 36% say they’ve noticed a decrease in new projects and 33% have seen a reduced level of risk-taking in their business.
Nearly half (46%) said that they are worried about the future impact of Brexit on their business. Their biggest concerns are:
- Wages stagnating (58%)
- Job losses (56%)
- Fewer opportunities for career progression (30%)
Those in London and Scotland are the most worried about Brexit (54%) while those in the North-East are the least worried (33%). This seems unsurprising since it corresponds with the referendum results where London and Scotland voted mostly to remain, whilst constituencies in the North-East voted majority to leave.
Furthermore, a fifth of respondents said that it’s become harder to recruit staff.
It is worth noting however, that this research was undertaken by YouGov between the 18th – 24th July 2019. So who knows what effect the tumultuous events of last week might have had on these figures!