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HRM CA | 10 Sep 2015, 08:00 AM Agree 0
Fresh data has confirmed previous surveys that suggest the majority of workers in Canada are miserable in their jobs.
  • HELENA Dyck CHRL;OCT | 10 Sep 2015, 09:05 AM Agree 0
    Shocker! NOT! People are treated less then human in many companies. The sense is they are products that make products and the bottom line is what matters most. Everyone is losing out. The salary disparity between the CEO and the average worker is out of proportion. But the CEO keeps getting paid more for cracking the whip more. A huge shift in heart and mind is missing by all. Employees must learn to be more supportive of thier company and Employer must learn to see the employees as human beings. Altogether we are living in a society with much disfunction. I hope my book will be of service in the future.
  • Danny Couturier | 10 Sep 2015, 04:38 PM Agree 0
    This is simply unacceptable from our leaders.
  • Miro K. | 10 Sep 2015, 10:02 PM Agree 0
    I would really like to see the details of this study- especially the demographics or respondents- before drawing any conclusions. This is because it is public knowledge that youth and young adult unemployment rates are high in most provinces. In addition, many well-educated people end up with entry-level jobs completely unrelated to their career/education/interest field.
  • Bill Fotsch | 11 Sep 2015, 09:11 AM Agree 0
    I applaud your research on employee engagement. My focus is on improving employee engagement to drive results. Making the company’s economics transparent, involving all employees to understand and share in the improved financial results, will improve profits and the lives of your employees. The trust captures the employees’ hearts while the information captures their minds. Commonly referred to as Open-Book Management, this creates an empowered, learning organization.
    I have seen this work in 400+ companies I have worked with in the past 20+years, from small / medium sized companies to larger publicly traded service responsible companies like Southwest Airlines.
  • Maurice Lamb | 14 Sep 2015, 09:52 AM Agree 0
    It is a well known fact that the majority of the workforce is to varying degrees less than fully engaged in their work. Some organizations are successful in implementing leadership practices that result in high levels of engagement. It would be interesting to see survey results that explain why the majority of CEO's and senior managers do not ensure these are implemented.

    Perhaps one solution would be to develop leadership standards for Boards of Directors, Councils etc. that ensure senior managers are held accountable for implementing leadership practices that inspire and motivate people.
  • Tom from Burnaby BC | 14 Sep 2015, 03:32 PM Agree 0
    Most companies are too concerned with/about the bottom line & forget about the employee that help bring the bottom line to fruition.

    Management really needs to engage all the employees more with employee input, training, promotions within and reward programs.

    A friend we know recently quit his job at a local company when they hired a new manager outside the company.

    The friend went on to take a management job for the companies competitor and took over 6 good employees with him.

    Someone was really sleeping on the switch with this one and caused a major problem for the company decision maker who made a bad decision.

    We hear this is happening more with companies that are prone to making bad decisions and should be bought out before they make bigger across industry problems.

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