“Americans Would Rather Remain Unemployed Than Work for Companies with Bad Corporate Reputations”

The above headline in my Inbox was irresistible—I had to look deeper into this story. Turns out that a survey by Corporate Responsibility (CR) Magazine, conducted with Allegis Group, reveals some intriguing facts. A large majority of the 1,000 men and women polled, 84 percent, would consider leaving their current jobs if offered another role at a company with an excellent corporate reputation. Most would require a one to ten percent salary increase to consider such a move.  More than half, 62 percent, would take a job with a company that had a bad reputation if they were offered significantly more money, a 50-100 percent increase. The details of that provocative lead? About 69 percent would not take a job with a company that had a bad reputation, even if they were unemployed. Correlations between values and salaries to think about . . . .

John Howell, Editorial Director