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HR managers need to work harder to ensure staff at their firms are motivated, according to a new study.
Research by the Keep Britain Working group revealed that 52 per cent of people now think their manager is worse at giving them encouragement than they were at the start of the recession.
It also found that a third of senior staff are seen as having increased their criticism of workers, while a similar number are viewed as having gone into hiding.
James Reed, founder of Keep Britain Working, said: "Bosses need to realise that they have a huge effect on those around them, and that no matter how they feel, their first responsibility is to do more to motivate staff."
By doing so, productivity will improve and it is more likely that the firm in question will survive the recession, he added.
Recently, Paul Farmer, chief executive of mental health charity Mind, urged firms to take action to ensure that their staff are not suffering from too much stress because of the economic downturn.
Posted by Jon Aspinell.
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