More than one-quarter of employed adults say that morale has declined in last year. And a majority of employees would bolt their current employer if offered comparable pay and benefits elsewhere, according to a new report.
Unum Group Corp., Chattanooga, Tenn. (NYSE: UNM), published these findings in a summary of results from the company’s fourth annual survey of American workers. Conducted online by Harris Interactive, the survey polled more than 1,100 employed adults following the 2011 benefits enrollment period.
Twenty-eight percent of employees surveyed by Unum say that morale at their companies has declined in last year. The report also finds that just 55% of workers would choose to stay with their employer if they were offered the same pay and benefits elsewhere, a 7-point drop since 2008.
Despite modest gains in employment and a more stable work environment, only 52% of the workers surveyed rate their employer as a very good or excellent place to work.
The report adds that one in three employees do not feel financially secure. And more than one in four say they feel less financially secure compared to last year at this time.