Retail staff are UK’s most content

Large numbers of retailers are suffering from the economic slowdown, but a new survey into staff opinion has offered them some light relief.


The survey, from employee research firm ORC International, shows that 73% of staff working in the UK retail sector feel secure in their jobs. This compares with a UK norm of 64%.


Retail employees are also the most satisfied with their jobs, scoring 76% on this issue which compares with a UK norm of 68%, and is the highest score across all sectors.


Almost three-quarters of retail sector employees (74%) intend to still be working for the same company in twelve month’s time. This compares with a UK norm of 66%.


When asked about recognition and management style, 73%of employees in the retail sector are satisfied with the recognition they receive from managers. This compares with a UK norm of 69% and is the highest score across all sectors.

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