Employers need to manage worker satisfaction

by Gemma Roskell

Employees are at their unhappiest in the workplace, a new survey has found.

The research from Badenoch & Clark revealed that more than a quarter (27 per cent) of British people would not recommend their employer.

A similar percentage (22.8 per cent) were deeply dissatisfied with their job, though close to a third (30.5 per cent) expressed ambivalence about their position.

Budget cuts, a gloomy economic climate and the rising cost of living may have taken its toll.

In contrast, almost eight out of ten (78 per cent) of workers said they loved their job in 2010.

The report's authors believe the trend is set to continue as economic prospects look increasingly uncertain.

Heidi Waddington, associate director at Badenoch & Clark, said: "Economic uncertainty over the past year has put tremendous pressure on employees.

"This trend is particularly evident in professional services, which has resulted in heightened intensity in the workplace and increasingly poor morale."

It could be a good idea to look over workplace contracts in order to protect businesses against digruntled, unhappy employees.

Published on: January 24, 2011

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