Where’s the Trust?

You are not alone, survey says.

Nearly a quarter of U.S. workers say they don’t trust their employer and about a third say their employer is not always honest and truthful with them, according to the American Psychological Association’s 2014 Work and Well-Being Survey.

“This lack of trust should serve as a wake-up call for employers,” said David Ballard, head of APA’s Center for Organizational Excellence. “Trust plays an important role in the workplace and affects employees’ well-being and job performance.”

The IT 15

Information technology workers most prone to gaining weight on the job.

Thirty-nine percent of U.S. workers have gained weight at their current job, while 16 percent said they lost weight, according to a CareerBuilder survey.

Industries that outpaced the national average for weight gain are: Information technology (50 percent); government (48 percent); financial services (46 percent); healthcare (42 percent); and professional and business services (42 percent).

Get That Degree

U.S. colleges not producing competitive workers.

Fifty-six percent of executives surveyed by Korn Ferry International Inc. say the U.S. education system is not preparing students to be highly competitive workers. Regardless, 77 percent said that a graduate degree — doctorate, masters, etc. — is worth the investment. “An education determines a worker’s earnings for life. Increasingly the value of today’s graduate degree is the equivalent of yesterday’s undergraduate degree,” says Korn Ferry CEO Gary Burnison.