Firms keep their career promises

Most organisations that promise staff things such as career progression and
job security keep up their end of the bargain, a new study shows.

Between 62 and 82 per cent of the promises made by employers to staff
questioned in a CIPD study were reported to have been fully kept.

The most positive responses concern job security – a commitment made to 75
per cent of the staff surveyed, and reported to have been fully kept by 82 per

The CIPD research, conducted through 1,000 telephone interviews, shows that
the area where promises were next best kept was in organisations’ commitment to
equal treatment by their employers. The majority of employees (73 per cent)
reported that this promise has been fulfilled by their company.

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