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Are your employees happy?

04 February 2011 #Employment

If the results of a recent survey are anything to go by, probably not!

According to job site`s  January Employment Index,  three in four people are unhappy in their jobs and one in four have experienced workplace bullying. The Index is based on a survey of 2,600 people registered with Monster. According to the Index:

  • 73% of those who replied to the survey said that they are unhappy in their current role.
  • 20% believe it will take them one year or more to find a new job.
  • 40% of respondents have suffered from severe stress due to work pressure and 13% had taken an enforced pay cut.
  • Most worryingly, 25% of participants believed that they had been subjected to bullying or harassment at work.

As employers can be vicariously liable for bullying and harassment caused by their employees, it is important that steps are taken to prevent such incidents occurring. This includes training managers, having in place bullying and harassment and/or equal opportunities policies and ensuring that these are well communicated and enforced.

Clarkslegal, specialist Employment lawyers in London, Reading and throughout the Thames Valley.
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