Date Added: Feb 2010
The latest news reports have given us a glimmer of hope that the economy may finally be recovering. While that's a welcome sign for most organizations, it may not be good news for all. A recent Conference Board survey found that 55% of all employees are unhappy with their jobs - the lowest level researchers have seen in 22 years. So, managers may find their best workers heading for the door once business starts picking up but that shouldn't be surprising. Bad economic conditions typically lead to downsizing, layoffs, wage cuts, and increased workloads - hardly the kind of conditions that create employee job satisfaction and company loyalty.