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Canada: Respect for Co-Workers a Top Factor for Job Satisfaction


Tue Aug 23 2011


(From Business Wire) -- With the current tumultuous economic climate, retaining top talent is key to business' success. The findings from a new global survey by Regus, the world's largest provider of flexible workplaces, identifies the top factors for employees' overall job satisfaction and in turn, corporations' retention of talent.

Canadian workers declare that showing respect towards all members of staff is the most important ingredient to creating a happy business culture. In the latest survey by Regus over 17,000 respondents from more than 80 countries were asked what factors were most likely to help create a happy work atmosphere. Seventy percent of Canadian workers cited respect for colleagues as the key ingredient. Vocally acknowledging the work of others (51 percent) and encouraging skills and knowledge sharing (50 percent) were voted second and third most important factors. Actively celebrating colleagues' successes was also nominated by 41 percent of respondents.


Wes Lenci, regional vice president, Regus explained, "From June through to August, workers typically take advantage of the slower pace to evaluate their work situation. The results of this survey should serve as a wake-up call to managers who may be overlooking simple, practical and cost-free measures they can take to make sure they keep up staff morale."

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