There's no job security here.
1 out of 2 employees
believe his or her job is not secure.
Employees are valuable assets and investments
but organizations often foolishly view them as liabilities and expenses. All
too often employees are simply eliminated before much more effective
money-saving alternatives are considered. Management should first consider
selling non-core assets and cutting other expenses such as executive bonuses.
Also, to make better use of employees, organizations should re-train them or
consider selling their services to other companies on a temporary basis.
I don't trust management.
1 out of 2 employees do not
believe the information they receive from management.
The vicious cycle of distrust in organizations
can be broken. It requires management to start trusting employees, be honest at
all times, and listen to employee suggestions and concerns.
There's too much work to do.
3 out of 5 employees
believe there are not enough qualified employees to handle the workload.
Resolving this problem requires changes to both
the work and the staffing. Long-standing procedures need to be streamlined and
unnecessary work eliminated. Also, staffing audits should be used to gain a
clear understanding of the appropriate number of qualified employees needed in
The pay is too low.
6 out of 10 employees are
dissatisfied with their pay.
Eliminate inequities in the pay structure and
conduct salary surveys so that decisions about pay are not made in a total
vacuum. Establishing a clear pay philosophy and communicating it to employees
can also reduce pay dissatisfaction. Supervisors should also be trained about
what they should and should not say to employees about compensation.
Communication is poor.
2 out of 3 employees feel
there is poor communication between departments in their organization.
Most organizations are plagued with "finger
pointing." Instead of blaming other departments for a lack of communication and
cooperation, encourage employees to focus on what THEY can do to improve the
I don't have enough balance in my life.
More than 4 out of 10
employees feel they do not have a good balance between their work and personal
Employees often feel imprisoned by their
employers. Give employees the opportunity for more flexible work schedules so
that they can achieve better balance between their work and personal lives.
I feel unappreciated.
Half of all employees feel
they do not receive the recognition they deserve from their supervisor.
Supervisors should be trained on how to provide
positive feedback to employees. They must also learn to how to discipline and
manage ineffective performers.