Employees working in serviced offices or other buildings are more than likely to offer their fellow colleagues a helping hand when the going gets tough, according to the findings of a new poll.
Monster’s survey found that 58 per cent of respondents would happily step in and provide invaluable support if their colleagues were underperforming or struggling to keep on top of work.
In contrast, one third of the 10,676 workers surveyed said they would have no problem in reporting underperforming staff if it was detrimental to their team’s performance and/or to get ahead in the career ladder.
Charles Purdy, career expert at Monster.com, said: “In reality, most are prepared to put friendship first and to help a co-worker who is having trouble. Of course, there are people who will be ambitious, or even ruthless, in reporting colleagues to the boss.”
He added that it was essential that employers implemented and maintained an effective “on-going” training programme and reviews, which would go a long way to identifying weak areas that could be remedied.