Study: A Quarter of Workers Don’t Trust Their Employers

Los Angeles — May 5

A new study by the American Psychological Association shows that one-in-four workers don’t trust their employer, and about the same amount say they do not feel valued.

These numbers negatively impact worker productivity and motivation but have stayed relatively the same year after year.

The American Psychological Association makes the following suggestions the build trust:

• Communicate employee duties and responsibilities clearly so workers know what is expected.
• Make sure your employees have the tools, training and sufficient time to accomplish their
• When an employee has a problem with their job, set your employee up for success by valuing their efforts to do better, not berating them for the failure.
• An employee should never be surprised by a year-end review. All along the year, employees should receive regular, frequent, targeted feedback on their work.
• Acknowledging employees doing something right is a far more successful path to work excellence, than continually pointing out what they are doing wrong.

Source: American Psychological Association