Cupid's arrow hits its mark among Quebec workers - Results of a CROP-ORHRI survey

    MONTREAL, Feb. 14 /CNW Telbec/ - With 90% of workers reporting that they
like their boss, Cupid's arrow seems to have hit its mark in the Québec
workplace. These are the findings of a CROP survey carried out for the Ordre
des CRHA et CRIA du Québec (ORHRI) to mark Valentine's Day.

    A "love story"...

    In fact, 86% of those interviewed said that they liked their boss a lot
(37%) or fairly well (49%), compared with 12% whose response was less
enthusiastic - only 8% claimed they didn't like their boss very much and a
mere 4% not at all.
    "That's a good sign since we know that it's really important for workers
to appreciate their employer, particularly at a time when promoting employee
loyalty has become a major challenge for all organizations. There are also a
lot of positive spin-offs for organizations in terms of mobilization,
well-being in the workplace and productivity," explained Florent Francoeur,
CHRP, President and CEO of the Order.

    A matter of trust...

    The CROP-ORHRI survey also revealed that relations between employees and
their superiors are based on trust and good communications.
    Some 90% of workers said they were very (56%) or fairly (34%) comfortable
about clearly and directly expressing their disagreement and dissatisfaction
to their superiors. What's more, 91% of respondents agreed with their boss's
demands and close to 80% said they were satisfied with their superior's
recognition and appreciation of their work.
    "These are encouraging results. But we can't stress enough how vital it
is for employers to highlight their employees' contribution and promote
communication within organizations. Such an attitude impacts on productivity,
reinforces their sense of belonging and creates an atmosphere of well-being.
Moreover, HR professionals are in an ideal position to help employees work
towards achieving this atmosphere and maintaining it," continued Francoeur.

    To learn more...

    The results of this CROP-ORHRI survey are available at (in French only)

    ORHRI is the primary human resources management and industrial relations
reference organization in Quebec. Recipient of a Grand Prix québécois de la
qualité 2005, it has a membership of close to 9,000 dynamic professionals,
including over 7,500 CHRPs and CIRCs. It is the only organization authorized
by the Professional Code to confer the designations of certified human
resources professional and certified industrial relations counsellor. Active
in all sectors - businesses, government organizations, unions, academia,
consulting firms - CHRPs and CIRCs work in industrial relations, human
resources management, occupational health and safety and in-house professional

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