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Financial services employees are the happiest

Employees in the global financial services sector are the most satisfied, according to a research study.

The study from business data provider Infogroup’s ORC International division shows employees within financial services have the highest employee engagement index at 63 per cent, despite the impact of the recession and the resulting bad press. They also scored highest on the healthy workplace index.

ORC International divisional manager of employee research Sally Winston says: “Although employees within the financial services sector have had a rough time in recent years, our findings show that companies in this sector are managing to keep their employees engaged through providing all of the key ingredients needed for a healthy, sustainable, productive and motivated workforce.”

The 2010 Infogroup Perspectives survey explored healthy and sustainable employee engagement on a global scale, defining engaged employees as ones who are advocates for their organisation, committed to staying there in the future and going above and beyond their usual duties to achieve their organisation’s goals.

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  1. This result probably says more about surveys than anything else.

    I cannot recall a time when so many financial services practitioners/staff, etc have been so disenchanted, angry, resentful and generally deflated.

    Add to this the fact that the bulk of the adviser world as seriously poorer due to the economic malasie and the efforts of the regulator to reduce financial access.

    Perhaps Money Marketing should operate its own ‘confidence index’. My guess is that it will run at about 10%.

  2. It could not possibly be as high as that Alan.

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