Managers input makes all the difference to work environment

Managers
have the biggest influence on employment relationships, reveals a survey by
Industrial Relations Services.

The
study, based on responses from 65 companies covering all sections of the UK
economy, asked employees to state the most important influences on their
working environment.

More
than two-thirds say that they are most affected by their relationships with
managers or supervisors. A similar proportion also associate their employment
relationship with the quality of management they receive.

A
further 60 per cent feel that recognition of their contribution is significant,
and just over half believe that job satisfaction and effective communication
within the firm are important influences.

Only
32 per cent of those surveyed rate the company working culture as the most
important influence. Pay and working hours also have a lower priority than
other factors such as job security and relationships with colleagues.  www.irsemploymentreview.com

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