Canadians not so down on their jobs

Workers are generally happy with their jobs, according to the results of a survey released yesterday by accounting staffing and temp agency organization Accountemps.

Workers are generally happy with their jobs, according to the results of a survey released yesterday by accounting staffing and temp agency organization Accountemps.

The responses were generally upbeat, with over three-quarters of those surveyed replying that they felt positive about their jobs.

"People ultimately want work they are proud of, colleagues they respect and an environment where their contributions are valued," said Accountemps chairman Max Messmer.

The survey spoke to office workers around the country and asked them, "How would you describe the general morale of employees at your company?"

The responses were:

  • very good: 28%;
  • somewhat good: 54%;
  • somewhat poor: 15%; and
  • very poor: 4%.

(Responses don't add up to 100% due to rounding.)

Accountemps said talking to staff, observing behaviour and performance changes, surveying employees and conducting exit interviews can all help employers gauge employee morale.

"Companies should keep a pulse on staff engagement, particularly as business conditions change or new managers are appointed," Messmer said. "Employers who foster this type of culture are rewarded with higher employee morale and productivity."

ecrawford@biv.com

@EmmaCrawfordBIV

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