- take on additional work or responsibilities: 57% overall, 53% mature employees;
- work overtime to create more job security: 47% of all employees, 36% mature employees;
- stay late/come in early to show additional face time: 40% all employees, 22% mature employees;
- social with boss outside of office: 15% all employees, 4% mature employees;
- do personal favors, such as run errands: 11% all employees, 8% mature employees.
"Employees’ professional development and morale should always be a priority for employers, and especially in an economic slowdown when employees may feel additional burdens," said Eric Buntin, managing director, marketing and operations for Randstad USA. "A healthy employee-employer relationship based on mutual respect greatly contributes to an overall positive workplace attitude. Employers who connect with their employees create an environment where workers are more engaged in their jobs and, thus, more productive. This can positively impact the bottom line."Source: Ranstad USA Press Release (October 20, 2008)