Suzzy Krist Addo
1Business University of Costa Rica, School of Finance & Financial Management
This paper analyzing the effects of covid-19 on employers and employee’s relationship. It aims at identifying the main stressors during and post COVID-19, examining the main moderating factors which may mitigate or aggravate the impact of COVID-19 on employers and employee’s relationship and finally to suggest recommendations from a human resource management perspective to mitigate COVID-19’s impact on employers and employee’s relationship. Methods: This paper is a literature review. The search for articles was made in Google scholar, Web of Science and Semantic scholar. A combination of terms related to coronavirus OR COVID-19, employers and employee’s relationship. Due to the paucity of studies on the COVID-19 impact on employers and employee’s relationship, there is a need to draw on studies on recent epidemics. Results: The identified literature reports a negative impact of COVID-19 on individual’s employers and employee’s relationship. Stressors include perception of safety, threat and risk of contagion, in obesity versus the unknown, quarantine and confinement, stigma and social exclusion as well as financial loss and job insecurity. Furthermore, three dimensions of moderating factors have been identified: organizational, institutional and individual factors.
Keywords: Employers and Employees Relationship, Coronavirus disease 2019 Knowledge Attitude Practice Healthcare Workers Infectious disease transmission