Tags: Morale

Employees remain proud to work in the private sector, despite rising levels of stress

Stress may be on the rise, but private sector employees are still happy and proud to work in the commercial sector according to new research among employers and staff. The Hays Career Outlook Survey, undertaken in Nov/Dec 2011, shows that over half (57%) say they would actively seek a role in the private sector if…

Blue Monday predictions point to a future where colleagues never meet

Today has been named as ‘Blue Monday’, the most depressing day of the year, but research from leading office recruitment agency Office Angels suggests that the worst is yet to come, predicting a “less enjoyable” future for workers where employees never meet their colleagues and employee engagement drops to an all-time low. The survey suggests…

UK workers cite lower levels of happiness

This latest Happiness at Work Index, a regular barometer of workplace morale, shows that employee happiness has steadily decreased during 2011; with the percentage of workers reporting high levels of morale falling from almost half (46.6%) in January to two fifths (40.6%) in March to today’s figure of just 36.5%. However, with continued announcements of…

Chris Welford: Derailment

Derailment is an interesting word, conjuring up images of a burnt out executive – a modern day Icarus, falling to earth with melted wings. Coming off the rails implies a loss of direction, focus and purpose; a minor human tragedy often accompanied by a major corporate problem. If only our modern day hero or heroine…