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Workers in Crawley rate their relationship with their boss at only 6.6/10, survey reveals

If you find yourself arriving home after a long day at work only to spend a solid 10 minutes ranting about your boss, you’re not alone.

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A new study has revealed that on average, employees in Crawley rate their relationship with their bosses at just 6.6 out of 10, on par with the rest of the UK’s workers; and employers here said they rate their relationships with employees at 6.4 out of 10 – below the national average. 

The research, conducted by background checking technology experts, PASS, found striking regional variations: when compared across the UK, the study found that employees in the South West scored their relationships highest in the country with an overall rating of 7 out of 10.

Opposingly, those in the North West voted these connections as just 6 out of 10, the lowest ranking in the UK. 

For healthcare workers, the figure is even lower – a mere 3.8/10 – but if you’re in the IT sector, your boss might be doing something right as IT employees rated their relationship with their employer at 7.3/10.

In comparison and perhaps unsurprisingly, employers nationwide voted their relationships at slightly a higher average than their employees, 6.8 out of 10.

To see how the rest of the UK compares, check out PASS’s interactive map here: https://passtechnology.com/campaign/pass-harmony/index.html 

Employers could be doing more to get workers on their side – only 1 in 10 employees socialise with their colleagues outside of work. On top of this, only 1/3 believe their employer does enough to keep spirits high in the workplace, but bosses seemed to be complacent with 48% of them thinking they are doing enough to boost morale. 

PASS also asked workers who had been with their company for a number of years about why they stayed.

Happy workers are more likely to remain at their companies for many years: 32% percent said it was down to having a decent wage and 21% attributed their long term commitment to having trustworthy relationships with colleagues. 14% said there were career progression opportunities; 11% said it was because their office was in a convenient location; 11% said it was down to the good and flexible hours, and the last 11% said employee benefits and incentives were the key to their long-term employment.

PASS also asked employees if background checks would make them feel more trusting of their team – 65% answered ‘yes’. It also found that 75% of workers think background checks should be compulsory before anyone is hired to a position. 

“A good employee-employer relationship is critical for the culture and success of a business or brand. These survey results show there is an unfortunate discrepancy between how employers and employees rate their relationship.”said Luke Battah, CEO at PASS Technology.

“Fortunately, there are a number of things that businesses can do to address this. Company perks, team activities and a better work life balance are approaches that are worth considering but employers often overlook how important background checking can be.

“Background checks develop a more trusting setting for both employers and employees alike. Employees who know sufficient background checks have been done in their business are more trusting of the colleagues and feel safer and more confident with their employers.”

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Get ready, Krispy Kreme is coming to Crawley

Krispy Kreme is set to open a sweet new store at County Mall, Crawley – opening at 10am on the 25th June – you dough-not want to miss it!

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The store, shaped just like the iconic doughnut dozen box, will open its ‘lid’ to customers in Crawley just in time for them to get their hands on the much-loved sweet treats this summer.

To celebrate the grand opening, Krispy Kreme has planned an opening day jam-packed with fun for Crawley’s doughnut fans. To kick off the festivities, the first, second and third in line will be rewarded with extra special prizes, and to put the glazing on top, the first dozen in line will also receive exclusive Krispy Kreme goodies! 

Krispy Kreme’s very own buzz-wire will also be at the store on opening morning, giving customers the chance to win freshly baked, tasty treats… if they have a steady hand!

Bringing a ‘hole’ new look to the Krispy Kreme retail experience, the all-new box store will give Krispy Kreme fans joy-filled moments every time they visit. There will be sixteen varieties of sweet treats on offer at  the County Mall, Crawley store, from the iconic Original Glazed, to the melt-in-the-mouth Lotus Caramelised Biscoff. There’s a freshly-made treat to suit every taste bud!

Craig Evans, UK new store openings manager at Krispy Kreme, said:

”We can’t wait to meet Krispy Kreme fans at our new store at County Mall, Crawley – we know fans have been calling for a store in the area for some time, so we’re really looking forward to opening day.

“We’re all about sharing the magic at Krispy Kreme, so to celebrate the opening we’ll be dishing out hundreds of complimentary doughnuts across the local area in the lead up to the opening…shoppers and doughnut lovers, keep your eyes peeled – we will see you there!”

The new store at County Mall, Crawley is the fifth Krispy Kreme store to open its doors in 2019.

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