Employee engagement 'linked to trust in execs'
A global survey conducted by consultants BlessingWhite also found that the potential effect of trust in senior leaders is most pronounced in the UK according to HR magazine.
Of the 30 per cent of European employees who exhibited engagement, 36 per cent trusted their line manager, but just under half had trust in their senior leader.
Despite this, when taking into account all of the employees surveyed, just 51 per cent trusted senior leaders, while more than three-quarters trusted their manager. Sue Swanborough, HRD at food manufacturer General Mills UK and Ireland, told the publication that trust is the one value people hold above all others.
"What managers need is deep, meaningful relationships with employees to create this level of trust," she said.
The expert encouraged employees to create environments in which workers are able to feel good about themselves.