Survey: 52% of Workers Satisfied with their Bosses

February 16, 2007 ( - Nearly 60% of employees say their bosses make time to review their job concerns and 45% say their managers help them develop new skills, according to a recent survey.

The survey of about 3,000 U.S. workers was developed by staffing service Robert Half International and and looks at how employees view their higher-ups.

The survey found that workers view their supervisors slightly more favorably than they view the corporate executives at their company, with 44% saying they are satisfied with their corporate leaders’ performance, 8% lower than those who said the same about their bosses.

The survey also found that 36% percent of employees said those at the top lead by example, and 34% believe their corporate leaders are effective at motivating staff.

Other survey results include:

  • 52% of employees say they are satisfied with their bosses, compared to 28% who disagree;
  • 60% of workers say they can trust their managers, compared to 21% who believe say they cannot;
  • 24% of workers feel they could do a better job than their bosses if they were given the reins.

The full results of the survey are here .