Staff trust in voluntary sector managers in decline, says CIPD poll

Poll by Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development finds sector employees' trust in their managers fell by 17 per cent

Survey finds trust has fallen
Survey finds trust has fallen

Voluntary sector employees are losing faith in their managers, a new survey suggests.

A poll carried out by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development found that the "net proportion" of voluntary sector employees who said they trusted their managers had fallen from 13 per cent in the third quarter of 2010 to -4 per cent three months later.

The net proportion is a figure calculated by subtracting the proportion of people who disagree with a statement from the proportion who agree with it.

The survey also revealed that voluntary sector staff had become increasingly dissatisfied with the level of consultation by management – the net proportion who were happy with it fell from 3 per cent in the third quarter of 2010 to -19 per cent three months later.

The poll also found that voluntary sector staff were more likely to be looking for new jobs than those in other sectors: 23 per cent were looking, compared with 19 per cent in the private sector and 17 per cent in the public sector.

However, voluntary sector workers were most likely to be satisfied with their jobs, with a net score of 45 per cent, compared with a net 40 per cent of private sector staff and a net 37 per cent of public sector employees.

More than 2,000 employees were surveyed for the CIPD poll in December 2010, of which 124 worked in the voluntary sector.

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