Coronovirus leading to a cultural shift for our elderly in the UK

The UK Care Guide carried out a snap survey to see what impact the UK coronavirus crisis has had on attitudes towards long term elderly care.

Since the start of the crisis, one obvious change we saw on our site was the drop, in the region of 40%, of people looking for care homes.
Whilst the reasons for this may have seen obvious, particularly with all the news around how the coronavirus was impacting care homes, we were keen to see what longer-term impact this may have for those that were still searching.

What did the survey show

William Jackson, chief engagement office at UK Care Guide said:
“As you would expect, the coronavirus has had a huge impact on how people view care homes with 93% of respondents saying the coronavirus has put them off currently using a home for a loved one and 63% saying they are actively delaying using a care home. Coupling this with the significant numbers that had stopped searching completely, it would indicate that a significant number of people are actively avoiding care homes if they can.

Longer-term we are also potentially seeing a behavioural and cultural shift in the UK with 53% saying they are going to look at avoiding care homes completely.

In addition of those likely to avoid a care home, 34% of people will look at moving their parents into their own home rather than a care home.

It will be interesting to see how this develops over time and whether our attitudes start to mirror those in eastern cultures where parents live with their children.

The government don’t appear to have covered themselves in glory with 97% of people saying that the government has not done enough to protect care home residents. This is clearly a topic that will continue to run”

Some of the key stats coming out of our survey, which included 1,565 respondents, are:

● 87% of people are actively delaying moving a loved one into a care home
● 93% of people are put off using care homes for a loved one is because of the coronavirus
● 53% of people are currently not looking at using a care home in the longer term
● 34% are going to look to move their loved ones in with them rather than a care home
● 97% of people do not think the government has done enough to protect care home residents

You can see the survey here –

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Sudden Shift to Remote Work Increases Demand for Sales Productivity Software

New York, NY – The effects of Coronavirus are hitting hard around the globe, with many companies telling their workforce to “stay home”. Yet, as more workers operate remotely, many large companies are finding it difficult to keep up morale and productivity.
We’re being forced into the world’s largest work-from-home experiment and, so far, it hasn’t been easy for a lot of organizations to implement,” said Saikat Chatterjee, Senior Director, Advisory at Gartner, in a recently published report.

Ignite Remote Team Performance
Following the recent shift to remote work for most companies, there has also been a significant uplift in demand for productivity management software. Looking for a way to keep remote teams motivated and productive, many enterprise companies are turning to SaaS platforms that can help build more pipeline and drive more revenue producing activity. SalesScreen has seen a 400% increase in

inbound leads just this week.
“The battle to balance the demands of maintaining workplace productivity remotely while simultaneously igniting teams to peak performance makes SalesScreen uniquely poised to help companies handle this current challenge,” said Frank Matticola, Chief Revenue Officer, SalesScreen. “We believe that technology which enables remote work models can empower companies to maintain momentum during this challenging time and leverage their skills to unlock innovation, engage customers and move their businesses forward.”

There’s a lot that companies can do these days to bring their workforce together, including running fun sales competitions, celebrating achievements openly and collaborating more efficiently throughout the sales process.

Results-Driven Performance
“Recently, a top 3 global software company looking for a way to dramatically improve productivity has turned to SalesScreen. They wanted to positively encourage more outreach, measured in terms of more meetings that would drive more revenue.” Mentioned Sindre Haaland, CEO of SaleSScreen. “After implementing the system, they saw a 76% increase in meeting activity, and as measured in a user survey also drove significant team engagements and culture improvements (Employee survey drove an average of 9.1 rating on a scale of 10 – 10 being best, in a 10 question survey). We believe that this type of performance uplift is essential to companies who may be questioning whether they can hit their revenue goals.”

As employees settle in to new remote working routines for the foreseeable future, it will be imperative that companies find solutions that allow them to increase the engagement and visibility of their teams to boost their productivity from anywhere. We see that SalesScreen is helping teams do exactly that.

About SalesScreen
SalesScreen is a sales performance software that uses visualization and gamification to help organizations build happier, more productive workplaces. SalesScreen brings your data into one place, integrates with your existing CRM and makes daily work-life collaborative and exciting through peer-to-peer recognition and competitions.

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