15 August 2011 #Employment
According to a poll by recruitment website Monster, almost 3 in 4 workers (69%) would not inform bosses if they felt a colleague was not performing. 58% of respondents to the survey would instead to try to help their friend improve their work. A further 11% replied that if their boss did notice it was not their concern.
The remaining 31% of employees however reported that they would inform their employer of underperformance, with reasons given ranging from ruthless - including to get ahead of their colleague - or supportive - to make their team more successful.
Charles Purdy, a career expert for Monster, has said of the survey`s results: "There are people who will be ambitious, or even ruthless, in reporting colleagues to the boss. but warns "Employers should be most wary of the fairly high number that wouldn`t do anything unless the boss noticed the under-performance. It points to the fact that employers need to make sure they implement effective and on-going training programs for staff, and conduct regular 360 degree reviews to judge performance and spot issues early."