Survey Report

Employee Outlook: Spring 2014

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Employee Outlook: Spring 2014

Published May 2014

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The Employee Outlook survey, produced in partnership with Halogen, is now produced twice a year. This will allow more time for trends to develop between surveys and we will also be running more topical focus outlook reports in between.

This survey was conducted by YouGov for the CIPD of 2,523 employees. The survey tracks employee engagement via the Employee Outlook Engagement Index as well as employees’ attitudes towards their line managers and senior managers, as well as the extent to which employees feel under pressure at work.

The latest report shows a marked increase in negative perceptions of senior managers, with overall trust and confidence in senior managers hitting a two-year low. Trust and confidence levels are particularly low in the public sector and have potentially been influenced by the current unrest and strike action going on in the public sector.

"Employees are also reporting issues around progression opportunities,
with more feeling that career progression is unachievable as opposed to
achievable – this is particularly the case in the voluntary sector."

Content of the report
  • Key findings
  • Job satisfaction and engagement
  • Employee attitudes towards managers
  • Performance management
  • Pressure at work
  • Work–life balance
  • Employee attitudes to the current economic context
  • Job-seeking
  • Conclusions

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