60% of US Workers Trust Their Bosses; 52% Satisfied With Bosses Performance 

According to a recent study by Robert Half and CareerBuilder.com on "How Employees View Company Leaders, some 52% of employees polled said they are satisfied with the performance of their bosses, while 28% are unhappy with their supervisors. 

Additionally, 60% of workers said they can trust their managers, compared to 21% who believe their supervisors aren't trustworthy. 

Less than one-quarter (24%) of workers feel they could do a better job than their bosses if put in charge.

Managers draw the highest marks when it comes to addressing day-to-day problems: 58% of employees saying their bosses make time to review their job concerns; only 22% disagreed. 

Workers were somewhat less enthusiastic about their supervisors' willingness to help them advance professionally: 45% of respondents said their managers help them develop new skills, compared with 26% who disagreed. 

Managers More Favored Than Company Executives

  • 44% of workers said they are satisfied with their corporate leaders' performance, compared to 52% who said the same about their bosses. 
  • Only about 40% believe their corporate leaders can be trusted, compared to 60% of workers who said the same about their bosses. 
  • 36% of employees said those at the top lead by example, and 34% believe their corporate leaders are effective at motivating staff.

The survey, developed by Robert Half International and CareerBuilder.com, was conducted via a web panel and includes responses from more than 3,000 U.S. workers from comScore Networks panel members. 

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