06
Aug
07

A good boss is worth more than gold… Mostly…

I just read an article that confirmed something that I have believed strongly all along:

More than a third of respondents to a survey conducted by communications group BT rated working for a caring and responsible employer as more important than the size of their salary.

Nearly half (44 percent) of respondents said they would discount an employer that had a bad reputation, while nearly half said corporate social responsibility policies should be compulsory.

Ben Booth, global technology officer for market research group Ipsos, agreed CSR policies help retain, as well as recruit, good IT staff although pay remained important, he believed.

More than a third of respondents to a survey conducted by communications group BT rated working for a caring and responsible employer as more important than the size of their salary.

Nearly half (44 percent) of respondents said they would discount an employer that had a bad reputation, while nearly half said corporate social responsibility policies should be compulsory.

As I pointed out in a previous post, many businesses today tend to go after employees that are strong producers, regardless of how they get there, and end up hiring crass, inconsiderate, insensitive, uncaring and emotionally irresponsible managers. I believe this is what happens when you hire someone whose only motivation is the bottom line.

Employers need to realize that there is a whole lot more to running a profitable business than having cutthroat employees. Having happy employees generally means more productivity, and a good manager can leverage that to make money, just like a mean manager might, except without the back stabbing, high employee turnover, and passive aggressive undercutting that often occurs in a high stress work environment.

It’s makes all kinds of sense. Dollars and Cents… OK that was bad… I apologize… 😉

Good Boss: Better Than Big Bucks? – [Yahoo/PCWorld]

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2 Responses to “A good boss is worth more than gold… Mostly…”


  1. August 6, 2007 at 4:53 am

    You are so right. 7 years of working and i have seen the different faces of bosses. I came from one who was really stern and strict. She as a Nun and was also very proactive, a perfectionist and she trained me to be just like her.

    I don’t know where she is now but she sure laid the foundation for my core as a Professional and as a person that no matter where i go, i will be able to deliver with precision.

  2. August 20, 2007 at 1:17 am

    Ya know, I think we need more strict perfectionists raising the youth of our society… I think it would do us a world of good.


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