Office morale is getting better for chief financial officers, according to a survey by Accountemps, a temporary staffing company for finance professionals, in which 42 percent of interviewed CFOs reported employee morale improvement in the last 12 months.

Fifty-three percent of respondents said that the staff mood was unchanged in the last year.

The survey was conducted via telephone by an independent research firm that asked more than 1,400 CFOs in the United States, “How has employee morale in your organization changed, if at all, from 12 months ago?"

Of those survey participants that noticed improvement, 8 percent tracked morale as “significantly improved” and 34 percent reported it as “somewhat improved.”

On the other hand, 4 percent viewed the mood among their teams as “somewhat worsened” and 1 percent experienced “significantly worsened” morale.

"Companies have been taking steps to increase job satisfaction and boost employee motivation among teams that have been through a difficult few years," said Max Messmer, chairman of Accountemps. "Businesses that recognize and address the concerns of staff members during the extended recovery can instill greater loyalty over the long term."   

More information about the survey, and strategies for boosting morale, can be found at the Accountemps website.


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