How do you feel about your boss?
PASS survey reveals how UK employees rate their relationships with their employers and the role background checking plays.
A mutually healthy employer-employee relationship is helpful in multiple ways and contributes to an overall more productive environment in which to work.
To find out just how well UK employers and employees get on, leading background checking technology experts, PASS, conducted a survey of 3,000 British workers, asking both parties to score their relationship in the workplace out of 10 (10 being the best possible relationship and 1 being the worst).
It was found that on average, employees across the UK ranked their relationships with their employers at just 6.6. In comparison and perhaps unsurprisingly, employers voted their relationships at slightly a higher average than their employees, 6.8 out of 10.
The study asked employees if background checks would make them feel more trusting of their entire team and 65% answered ‘yes’. It also found that 75% of workers think background checks should be compulsory before anyone is hired to a position. By running background checks for the entire team, a company can prevent the risk of hiring people with false credentials and reduce risks of fraud of theft within the business as all employees will have been verified for authenticity. This, in turn, creates a safer, more trusting environment for the whole team as any harmful individuals are ruled out of the equation.
When compared across the UK, the study found that employees in the South West scored their relationships highest in the country with an overall rating of 7 out of 10. Opposingly, those in the North West voted these connections as just 6 out of 10, the lowest ranking in the UK.
Employers who were most confident about their working relationships were in Northern Ireland, (8.2 out of 10), whilst those who were least confident in their morale boosting skills were South Westerners, who rated their relationships as just 6.3 out of 10.
To see how the rest of the UK compares, check out this infographic.
Ensuring employees are satisfied in their positions and content in their work setting should be one of the top priorities of employers today. Happy workers are more likely to remain at their companies for many years.
To investigate this, PASS also asked workers who are in long-term positions about their reason for staying there: 32% said it was due to a decent wage; 21% stated it was trustworthy relationships with their colleagues; 14% said there were career progression opportunities; 11% said it was because their office was in a convenient location; 11% said it was down to the good and flexible hours and the last 11% said employee benefits and incentives were the key to their long term employment
View the full press release here.
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