Trust in leaders emerges as a pivotal workplace factor for 2020

Employees are seeking more than just a paycheck and benefits in the jobs they hold. Crucial are top executives’ integrity and candor, along with the organization’s mission and values. 

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In recent years, new trends have begun to reshape why employees work and what they value. 

New research conducted by APCO Worldwide, which analyzed workplace trends among U.S. employees, found that trustworthy leadership is a priority for employees when considering a place to work, second only to fair compensation and above other notable attributes including job security, culture and career advancement opportunities.  

Despite being one of the most sought-after attributes by job seekers, companies are largely missing the mark. Only 32% of employees feel that their company has trustworthy leaders. This deficit can have significant implications for organizations, including decreased productivity, engagement and retention.

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