INDEPENDENCE, OH – June 1, 2011 – A survey conducted by Alliance Staffing Solutions among nearly 400 employees and human resource executives shows that most people today consider their companies a good place to work — although company execs tended to score themselves higher than rank-and-file employees.
Alliance Staffing Solutions, a full-service recruitment agency with offices in Cuyahoga, Summit, Portage and Franklin counties, conducted the email survey during April 2011 among its client base, with 312 employees and 51 company executives responding. While most respondents gave their employers high marks for creating a positive environment, some notable differences appeared among employees and supervisors when comparing answers to the same questions. (Questions ranked on a scale of 1-5, with 5.0 as Strongly Agree.)
|Cares about its employees
|Encouraged to make suggestions
|Contributions are valued
|Fosters team atmosphere
|Focus on customer satisfaction
|Cares about quality
|Productive relationship with supers
|Values continuous improvement
|Look forward to coming to work
|Recommend others work here
“In eight out of ten variables, employers rated themselves higher than their employees when asked to judge the employee culture they’ve built,” noted company President Aaron Grossman. “Perhaps that’s human nature, but it does indicate that employees want their voices to be heard more frequently.”
The largest gap was when respondents were asked to rank the statement, “We encourage employee suggestions to improve our company.” With 5.0 being “Strongly Agree,” employees gave their bosses a 3.82 score, while the HR execs gave themselves a 4.39 score.
The survey pointed out a discrepancy in the attitude companies exhibit toward their workforce. While employers gave themselves a 4.45 out of 5.0 for the statement, “My company cares about its employees,” workers themselves only agreed 4.15 out of 5.0.
In two of 10 survey questions, employers were actually harder on themselves than their staff. Employees gave their jobs a 4.34 agreement score when asked, “I have an effective and productive working relationship with my supervisor,” compared to just 4.06 from the supervisors themselves. They also seemed to enjoy their jobs more than their supervisors expected; employees scored a 4.19 agreement out of 5.0 with the statement, “I look forward to coming to work,” while supervisors rated at just 3.90 the similar question, “Our employees look forward to coming to work.”
Alliance Staffing Solutions serves the broadest scope of industries among any staffing recruitment agency in Northeast Ohio, giving its customers single-source convenience across multiple specialties. This deep experience within so many industry specialties allows Alliance to provide consistent, qualified placements that enhance organizational productivity.
About Alliance Staffing Solutions
A registered Minority Business Enterprise, the Alliance Staffing Solutions Group of Companies, is a full-service recruitment firm headquartered in Independence, Ohio. Alliance Staffing offers expertise through its business units that include Alliance Financial Solutions, Alliance Office Solutions, Alliance Healthcare Solutions, Alliance Scientific Solutions, Alliance Technical Solutions, Alliance Industrial Solutions, and the Alliance Search Group. The recruitment agency is a multiple Weatherhead 100 award recipient as one of Northeast Ohio’s fastest growing companies. Alliance believes in providing efficient and effective sourcing of specialized recruitment services that result in consistent, qualified placements that enhance organizational productivity for its clients. Alliance Staffing was also recently awarded a NEO Success Award, which recognizes the most successful companies in the region.
For more information on any of Alliance Staffing’s recruitment capabilities, call 216-525-0100 or visit www.AllianceStaffingSolutions.com.