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UK staff feel undervalued, says poll

26 Jun 2008

UK staff feel undervalued, says poll Half of employees in the UK do not feel valued by the firms they work for, new research has found.

A new report – Social capital in the Workforce – conducted by the Workplace Intelligence Unit (WIU) found that 50 per cent of staff do not think their employers act in the best interests of staff.

Students who are set to begin a one-year internship in September could be interested to hear how valued UK workers feel.

The study also found 40 per cent of those polled do not believe their colleagues value their time and 30 per cent revealed that co-workers not respecting each other's views is a big problem in the workplace.

According to the research, nearly two thirds (65 per cent) do not believe their offices are big enough to hold informal meetings.

"One of the great things about social capital is its impact on knowledge sharing. It's far more effective and cost efficient for people to learn from one another informally on a day to day basis than to implement formal training schemes,", said Ann Brewin, co-founder of the WIU.

In other internship news, it was reported by the Independent earlier in the week that summer interns gain an invaluable source of hands-on experience while away from university for up to eight weeks.

Find and apply for summer internships, Easter internships and Placement year internships through the Internship Job Search, or use the All Jobs Search to find other types of student job vacancies and work opportunities.

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