UK employee apathy hits business profits

first_img Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Levels of staff commitment in the UK are significantly lower than in most ofits global competitors and have a negative impact on profitability. A new International Survey Research (ISR) report shows that fewer than sixout of 10 UK employees want to stay with their current employer or recommend itas a good place to work. The research covered more than 360,000 staff from the world’s top 10 economies.Just 59 per cent of UK employees viewed their firm in a favourable lightwith only China (on 57 per cent) and Japan (50 per cent) having worse figures. The research also found that levels of staff commitment had a direct impacton the bottom line. Over the three years of the study, profit margins amongcompanies viewed favourably by staff rose by 2.06 per cent, but firms with lesscommitted employees experienced a fall of 1.38 per cent. Roger Maitland, deputy chairman of ISR said that the quality of leadershipin an organisation was vital to empower staff and make them feel morecommitted. “Committed employees are more likely to stay with an organisation, gothe extra mile for the company and put maximum effort into their work.” Maitland blames poor leadership. He said: “Too often in the UK, thepeople at the bottom of an organisation are alienated from those at thetop.” He added: “Employees see their leaders as lacking both intellectualcapital and emotional intelligence.” www.isrsurveys.co.ukBy Ross Wigham UK employee apathy hits business profitsOn 10 Sep 2002 in Personnel Todaylast_img

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