management to boost employee morale integral to the UK
According to the employee outlook survey from
the chartered institute of personnel and development (CIPD)
employees are getting increasingly concerned about their standard
of living, as inflation continues to erode the value of wages.
This survey, including 2,000 employees found
that up to a third of staff believes living standards have dropped
in the last 6 months and 10% say it has improved. This is because
more than half of employers have frozen their pay, or being given
With the public sector been hardest hit, many
being made redundant during the public sector cuts. Ben Willmott,
Senior Public Policy Adviser, CIPD, said: "With employees feeling
the pinch financially, concerned over their job security and with
fewer opportunities to move up or move on, employers need to
deliver consistently high quality leadership and
management on the front line. How managers communicate, consult
and coach and develop staff is critical.
"If organisations don't invest in developing
high performing managers, they may find better managed competitors
racing past on the road to recovery. Employers need to find cost
effective ways of equipping their line managers with the people
management skills to support employee engagement and wellbeing.
They also need to consult and involve staff where major
reorganisations or changes in terms and conditions are looming if
they are to keep people on side and pulling together to deliver
This is a worrying time for graduates, as more
and more employers are looking to develop their current staff to
save costs rather than acquiring new graduate talent to
fill their vacancies.