The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Australia published its fifth member flash poll related to the covid-19 pandemic, with results showing in-house counsel in the country are feeling cautiously optimistic that they will not lose their jobs.
The focus of the poll was job security and talent management during the pandemic, with 487 ACC members taking part.
The survey showed that half of the respondents (50.9%) were “not at all” concerned about losing their job, while a further 26.1% reported being “a little” concerned. Fewer than one in five (16.9%) are actively looking for new employment. However, 76.5% of respondents shared that, to date, their total salary had not gone down due to covid-19.
“Covid-19 is causing businesses around the world to adjust their operations, and corporate law departments are no different,” said Tanya Khan, vice president and managing director, ACC Australia and Asia-Pacific.