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Workplace culture: Employees seek businesses with a family feel

Category: Industry News, Employee, organisation, companies, tradition

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Regardless of an organisations size, the bulk of employees crave a company that has a “family feel, held together by loyalty and tradition”.

A new survey asked 2,226 employees to summarise the ‘feel’ of the firm they currently work for, with nearly half describing company culture as “a formalised and structured place to work, where procedures govern what people do and hold people together.” This sentiment was highest in the public sector (74%), in large organisations with over 250 employees (59%), and in the voluntary sector (43%).

Comparatively, only 26% described their current employer as having a ‘family feel’, but over half specified their preference for an atmosphere that has a “family feel, held together by loyalty and tradition.” This mood was higher in women than men (60% compared with 50%), but was consistent across all age groups.

The survey also found that over two thirds of employees are very satisfied or satisfied with the relationship with their line manager (64%), and a similar figure (62%) either agree or strongly agree that they have achieved a work-life balance. 18% of respondents said that they never receive performance feedback, be it formally or informally.

Dominique Jones, Vice President of Human Resources at Halogen Software, said: “It’s clear from the survey findings that employers have a huge opportunity when it comes to developing a corporate culture that attracts talent and inspires them to high performance. Given the critical impact of culture on everything from employee engagement to business outcomes and results, organisations that want to boost workplace productivity and employee retention need to incorporate the key attributes of their company culture into all stages of their talent management process. Achieving a good workplace culture doesn’t happen accidentally — it happens intentionally and talent management best practices can help.”

The Employee Outlook 2015 survey was published by CIPD in partnership with Halogen Software.

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VERCIDA works with over one hundred clients who are committed to creating an inclusive work environment. If you are an employer and interested in working with VERCIDA to promote your diversity and inclusion initiatives and attract the best candidates, please email info@vercida.com for more information.

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