The economic downturn has made IT staff more loyal, according to the results of the Kelly workforce survey released today.
The survey was conducted between early October 2009 and the end of January 2010. Some 27 per cent of respondents said that the economic downturn had made them more loyal, while 10 per cent said less loyal and 63 per cent said it had made no difference.
The trend is most pronounced in London, where 34 per cent of respondents consider themselves more loyal, compared with Scotland and the South West (29 per cent), the North West (26 per cent), Midlands (24 per cent), South East (23 per cent), and Wales and the North East (22 per cent).
Those workers who feel more loyal to their employers attributed the shift to positive management, good company morale and active communication from senior executives. Those who felt less loyal cited poor management and low morale.
"If employees feel that their company has gone that extra mile during difficult times to ensure that they are secure and happy in their role, that sense of loyalty is much more likely to be reciprocated," said psychologist Linda Papadopoulos.
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