A recent survey suggests the majority of professionals believe their employers are rising to the occasion when it comes to responding to the downturn.

Nearly seven in 10 (69 per cent) workers interviewed said their companies are taking appropriate steps to weather current economic conditions. Additionally, more than half (55 per cent) feel their employers will emerge from the recession stronger than before.

Still, there is room for improvement: Three out of 10 respondents (30 per cent) said their companies are doing only some things or nothing right.

The survey was developed by Robert Half International, the world’s first and largest staffing services firm specializing in accounting and finance. It was conducted by an independent research firm.

“Many employers have stepped up communication efforts to help employees understand the challenging circumstances the business faces and the basis for difficult decisions that are made,” said Max Messmer, chairman and CEO of Robert Half International. “Sharing pertinent information can prevent rumors and speculation.”

Messmer added, “Letting employees know how the company plans to persevere and grow also builds confidence. Professionals who feel positive about their firm’s prospects are more apt to stay on board for the long term.”

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