Tuesday, January 5, 2010
I want to wish everyone a very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year. 2009 was indeed a difficult year and I am hopeful that 2010 will be a turn around year. However, according to a press release from Associated Press (January 5, 2010) 55 percent of workers are unhappy with their jobs. What that means is that only 45 per cent of workers are satisfied with their work. Forty three per cent of of workers felt secure in their jobs while in 2008 that number was 47 per cent. Fifty-one per cent said they are satisfied with their boss and that is down from 55 per cent in 2008. It is impossible to please everyone but I would suggest that these numbers should send a message to employers that retention programs should play an integral role in their employment strategy.