Employee Loyalty Increased During Recession?

Employee loyalty to their employers increased in many cases between October 2009 and January 2010, and not simply because people were “just thankful to have a job,” according to a new survey from Kelly Services.

In fact, out of the more than 100,000 people surveyed, 27 percent said their loyalty had increased “as a result of how the employers treated workers during the tough times.”

Ten percent, however, said their employer’s actions had decreased their loyalty toward their company.

And the remaining 63 percent reported no change.

The lesson, writes HRMorning.com? “Employees don’t sympathize when they perceive that companies are taking advantage of the times to mistreat workers who, because of the job market, are afraid to look elsewhere.” But when a company treats its workers with respect, they understand.

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