Employees Give Their Managers High Marks

By Dennis McCafferty
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    74% of the employees surveyed said their managers value their opinions.

We all occasionally grumble about our bosses, but most of us actually like them, according to a recent survey from Randstad US. In fact, the majority of workers say they feel inspired by their managers. The survey also includes encouraging findings about performance feedback, and whether employees' opinions are valued. "With the economy continuing to improve and the job market showing promise, many business leaders are increasingly focused on retaining their best and brightest employees," says Michelle Prince, senior vice president of talent management for Randstad North America. "Studies show that a job-deciding factor for many workers is the type of relationship they have with their boss. Healthy manager-employee relationships are built on clear communication, trust and respect." However, despite the positive sentiments expressed about the overall relationship, relatively few professionals would actually want their manager's job. In addition to general findings, the survey breaks down results into both gender and generational categories, which we're including here. Nearly 2,260 U.S. workers took part in the research.

This article was originally published on 2014-11-05
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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