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British managers aren’t confident about recommending their workplace

Only 47 percent of British managers ‘completely agree’ that they would recommend their workplace to others, according to a Cornerstone OnDemand and IDC survey of over 1,900 European HR, IT and line of business managers.

The “Future Culture 2018: Building a Culture of Innovation in the Age of Digital Transformation” whitepaper shows that British managers’ tendency to recommend their workplace lags behind other countries surveyed, such as Austria (66 percent), Finland (53 percent), Switzerland (53 percent), and France (51 percent).

The findings raise questions about whether British companies are doing enough to keep employees engaged. Some UK respondents also said that their organisation doesn’t have personal development opportunities (19 percent), that their organisation doesn’t have a meaningful company mission (24 percent), and that their organisation does not have periodic satisfaction metrics or surveys (28 percent).

Peter Gold, principal consultant, thought leadership and advisory services, Cornerstone OnDemand said, “With social and political factors like Brexit causing uncertainty among employees, it’s vital that companies are doing their utmost to keep employees happy and engaged. It’s not enough to offer benefits like discounted gym memberships and free fruit in the kitchen each day – employees need to feel like they are able to grow and develop in the company, that their ideas are heard, and that the company makes changes based on employee feedback. Managers have a poor satisfaction rate in the UK if half aren’t willing to recommend their employer to others, and considering those people are leading teams within British companies, things need to change.”

This is the third year Cornerstone OnDemand and IDC have conducted a major European study, with this year’s study being the largest of its kind.

To find out more, download the full UK report here