Managers Getting Good Grades From Employees

 
 
By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 10-14-2013 Email
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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    Happy Campers

    57% of employees say morale at their workplace is high.
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    Honored Company

    74% are proud to work for their organizations.
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    Thumbs Up

    70% would recommend working for their organization to a friend or relative.
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    4-Good Faith
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    Good Faith

    73% trust their managers.
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    5-Elusive Evaluations
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    Elusive Evaluations

    Only 44% say their organizations provide regular performance reviews.
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    Growth Need

    Just 35% say their organization invests in its employees' careers through training, professional development or continuing education.
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    7-Burning Both Candles
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    Burning Both Candles

    45% say it is becoming increasingly difficult to disconnect from work, even when at home.
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    Looking Around

    39% will seek out a job in a different company or organization within the next six months.
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    Tempting Proposition

    44% say it's likely that they'll accept an enticing job offer from another company within the next six months.
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    Top Considerations in Evaluating a Potential New Employer

    Word of mouth from existing employees: 69%, Word of mouth from family and friends: 53%, News accounts about the company: 37%, Company rankings, such as "Best Places to Work": 35%, The corporate Website: 30%
 

If you're like a lot of CIOs, you probably worry that your IT staff is feeling too much pressure, stretched too thin and tasked with a staggering slew of deadlines. While there may be more than a grain of truth to this, your teams may be happier at work than you'd think. At least that would be the case if their sentiments mirror those reported in a recent survey from Randstad US. Overall, the survey presents a surprisingly encouraging picture about overall workplace morale. The majority of today's professionals enjoy coming to the office, and they'd recommend their employers to prospective recruits. They trust their bosses, and are generally proud of their organizations. OK, that's the good news. As for the bad news and potentially even ugly things? A stunning number of survey participants say they expect to accept a job offer from another company in the near future. Among the still-lingering concerns within the ranks: A lack of regular performance reviews and training, as well as the ever-growing feeling that—thanks to constant connectivity—they're never not at work. The survey findings also shed insight into various gender differences on value, compensation, relationships and more. Over 3,280 employees participated in the research. For more about the findings, click here.

 
 
 
 
 
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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