The National Centre for Partnership and Performance today published the results of the National Workplace survey. The two volumes contained in the report detail the changing nature of the workplace from the employer and the employees’ perspectives. The previous survey was conducted in 2003, thus the changes in experiences and attitudes of employers both in the public and private sectors can be tracked over the six year period, particularly since the beginning of the recession.

2668 private sector employers and 359 public sector employers participated and provided the NCPP with the data presented in the report. These organisations employ approximately 271,000 private sector and 297,000 public sector workers.

Contraction in the markets and competition from other companies was a main pressures that emerged from the survey for almost a third of private sector employers. Labour and energy costs caused intense pressure for change in private sector employment also.