Monster Global Poll Reveals Workplace Election Upset: More Than 75 Percent of Respondents Would Vote Their Boss Out of Their

  Monster Global Poll Reveals Workplace Election Upset: More Than 75 Percent
  of Respondents Would Vote Their Boss Out of Their Current Role

Business Wire

MAYNARD, Mass. -- January 22, 2013

A global poll conducted by Monster reveals that more than three quarters of
respondents have so little faith in their managers that they would vote them
out of their job if they had the chance. Nearly one third of respondents (30
percent) would vote themselves into their manager’s position instead, and one
in four (25 percent) would vote for another colleague who they think would be
better qualified in the role, while around one in five (21 percent) would
eschew all of these options and hope for a new candidate to enter the race.

Would you vote for your boss? (Photo: Business Wire)

Would you vote for your boss? (Photo: Business Wire)

Monster, the worldwide leader in successfully connecting people to job
opportunities and flagship brand of Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: MWW) asked
visitors to their site the question, “In your current or most recent job, who
would you vote into your manager's position?” and received 2411 responses.
International findings included:

  *I'd vote for the current boss to keep his/her job: 24%
  *I'd vote for a colleague who'd make a better manager: 25%
  *I'd vote for myself, of course!: 30%
  *I'd hope for a new candidate to enter the race: 21%

Workers surveyed in Mexico appear to be the most self-confident, as nearly
half (46 percent) said they would prefer to see themselves in their manager’s
position. The average worker in Europe is not so confident, with only 28
percent who indicated they would vote for themselves; however the French buck
this general European trend with 45 percent keen to vote themselves into their
boss’s seat.

In terms of favoring colleagues to take the managerial position, U.S. workers
were among the most supportive, with 27 percent believing that a colleague
would make a better manager than their current boss.

“The fact we see such a large percentage of people who would vote themselves
into their boss’s position shows many workers have confidence and drive, which
is ultimately good for any organization,” says Mary Ellen Slayter,
Monster.com's career expert. “However, workers who wouldn’t support their
current manager should consider whether or not they are in a nurturing
environment that supports their professional development and career
progression. If people don’t feel confident with their current leadership,
they should consider alternatives, such as moving to a new group within their
organization where managers have a good reputation for their leadership
qualities, and failing that, explore better opportunities elsewhere outside
the company.”

The results of the current Monster Global Poll are based on votes cast by
Monster visitors from: August 6 – August 20, 2012. Only one vote per user is
counted toward the final tabulation. The Monster Global poll, a product of
Monster^®, the premier global online employment solution and flagship brand of
Monster Worldwide, Inc., is a series of online polls that gauge users’
opinions on a variety of topics relating to careers, the economy and the
workplace. These polls are not scientific and reflect the opinions of only
those Internet users who have chosen to participate.

About Monster Worldwide

Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: MWW), parent company of Monster®, is the
worldwide leader in successfully connecting people to job opportunities. From
the web, to mobile, to social, Monster helps companies find people with
customized solutions using the world's most advanced technology to match the
right person to the right job. With a local presence in more than 40
countries, Monster connects employers with quality job seekers at all levels,
provides personalized career advice to consumers globally and delivers vast,
highly targeted audiences to advertisers. To learn more about Monster's
industry-leading products and services, visit http://www.monster.com. More
company information is available at http://about-monster.com.

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Kristen Gugliotta, 978-461-8089
Kristen.Gugliotta@Monster.com
 
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