Workers in Scotland optimistic about the rewards on offer for hard graft

Nearly eight in 10 workers in Scotland believe their hard work will be rewarded with promotion, research has found.

A poll conducted by online recruitment firm Monster found that 13% of respondents would “do anything” to climb the career ladder, with one in 10 threatening to leave to secure a promotion.

According to Monster, figures from the Office for National Statistics reveal that the average number of job vacancies in the UK for January to April 2007 increased by 5% from the previous quarter, and was up by 8% on the same period in 2006.

Monster chief executive for the UK and Ireland, Rob Brouwer, said: “I would certainly not endorse extreme measures to further a career, but it’s a good sign that the majority of respondents rely on hard work to secure a promotion.

“However, getting the job done may not be enough to guarantee promotion. Employees need to control their own destiny and demonstrate a level of proactivity in seeking out recognition for good work and the subsequent rewards it can bring,” he added.

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