The recession could be a great opportunity for employers to cement their workers’ loyalty.
More than a quarter of workers who were part of a worldwide survey say the global recession has made them more loyal to their employer, according to recent research from Kelly Services a national temp agency.
Kelly asked 134,000 people to describe how their level of loyalty to their employers changed as a result of the recent recession.
- 27% said their loyalty to their employers had gone up because of the way they have been treated lately. Their reasoning? It wasn’t due to increases in pay — but rather “positive management” and “active communication.”
- 10% said employers’ treatment of workers during the recession had lessened their loyalty to their companies — generally due to “poor management” and a “decrease in compensation.”
- 63% said they loyalty levels stayed the same.
- 43% of employees say they now feel “totally committed” and 26% “somewhat committed” to their current employer.
Money isn’t everything
What did workers rate as the No. 1 change their employers could make to improve job satisfaction today?
Surprisingly, providing “higher salary/benefits” was edged out by giving workers “more interesting/challenging work.”
Info: For a breakdown by country, check the full results of the study here.