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.