Public sector hit by low motivation and morale
Monday, 7 February 2011
The public sector's workforce is experiencing declining staff
motivation and morale because of the coalition government's spending cuts, it has been asserted.Institute for Employment Studies principal research fellow Dilys Robinson pointed out that the public sector is traditionally seen as a safe place to work, but recent decisions to slash budgets have swept this feeling away.
"The budget cuts are hitting hard and workers must be feeling demotivated and unvalued due to some of the messages coming out from the government," she explained.
In addition, the commentator claimed that many public sector workers are worried they will not be able to find employment in the private sphere if they are made redundant.
Ms Robinson added that some public sector employees could be unhappy to hear of large bonuses being awarded in the financial services sector.
Recent research by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development found that 31 per cent of staff in the public sector think it is likely they will lose their job in the coming months.