Talent management concept It’s time for employers to take an aggressive approach and dig in–understand their workforce and the needs of the business to take proactive and considerate courses of action. (SOMMAI/Shutterstock.com)

A new type of mistrust is brewing in the business world. Seven months into the COVID-19 pandemic and employers are still looking for answers and strong leadership to guide a safe return to the workplace. According to a recent Edelman Trust Barometer Special Report, 78% of participants believe that businesses have a responsibility to ensure that their employees are protected from the virus in the workplace and should take action to prevent the spread of the virus further into communities. Only 29% of those surveyed say that CEOs are demonstrating the necessary leadership.

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