Two out of ten Romanian private employees declare loyal to the company they work for, while 70 percent say they would consider a change if they find a better option, and at the opposite, 10 percent of them do not believe in loyalty compared to an employer, shows a study by UP! Your Service.

The main reason that affects the loyalty of Romanian employees to the employer is the lack of recognition of the merits, 44.8 percent of the participants in the UP! Your Service study claim. Of course, the salary, along with the extra-salary benefits provided by the company (32.3 percent of the respondents), as well as the high workload (28 percent), the stressful work environment (24.8 percent) exaggerated activity control (24 percent).

Loyalty to the workplace is also negatively influenced by the lack of the opportunity to advance in career (20.6 percent), the cumbersome working processes (17.8 percent), the relationship with the boss (16.8 percent), the lack of opportunity professional development (16.5 percent), penalties (14.2 percent) or relationship with colleagues (12 percent).

”While salary is the most important factor in choosing a job, it is no longer the main reason why an employee leaves the current employer. In fact, lack of appreciation is today the most important reason for employees to consider changing jobs. The appreciation it expects comes not only from the manager, it does not just mean benefits and compensation, but it also has to answer the question, “How valuable am I here?” That an employee can put on. If he does not feel valued, he will be tempted to look for a new job and the decisive factors in his choice will be the salary offered and the brand’s reputation, ”says Elena Calin, CEO UP! Your Service Romania.

Developers ‘perspectives and managers’ feedback

4 out of 10 private employees think managers do not encourage and support development, and more than half say they do not receive valuable feedback from the manager to help them grow or think the organization does not invest in them, giving them the opportunity to learn new things and to expand their knowledge and skills.

At the same time, almost 60 percent believe that the organization they work for does not give them the chance to build a career plan or to promote or provide training to help them build the skills they need to develop their activity , the UP! Your Service study show.

When it comes to what the current employer is doing to loose his employees, one-third of respondents do not think the organization they are working with carries out loyalty initiatives.

Others say that the methods of loyalty found in their company include encouraging teamwork (33.1 percent), pleasant and relaxed working environment (24.5% percent), free expression of ideas and constant feedback (23.9  percent), the complex package of extra salary benefits (16.5 percent), the balance between work and personal life (16.5 percent).

Fewer are the ones who enjoy the fact that the organization offers equal opportunities for career development and advancement for all its employees (14 percent), organizes events dedicated to the families of its employees (9.2 percent), constantly shows employees how important they are for the company (8.5 percent).

UP! Your Service Romania study was hosted between 1 and 30 September 2018 on a sample of 2,042 private-sector employees across the country.

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