TROY, MI--(Marketwire - November 10, 2009) - According to findings from Lab Manager Magazine's
third annual salary survey, employee morale has generally remained high in
the West despite the state of the current economy. This is the first year
that Kelly Scientific Resources, a specialty service of Kelly Services,
Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) (NASDAQ: KELYB), has sponsored the survey with Lab
The survey revealed that a majority of respondents in the West are
generally pleased with both their current positions and the positive
impacts they have on others.
Not only are respondents satisfied with the value of their positions, but
they also tend to feel valued within their current organizations.
Seventy-nine percent of survey respondents believe they are valued by their
management teams. In the meantime, 76 percent of the survey respondents
feel that their current positions are secure.
Also, while most respondents wish their organizations provided them with
more opportunities to advance to other positions, a majority still think
that their career goals are being advanced through their current jobs.
Survey respondents from the West are not only satisfied with their current
positions and the value that they provide to organizations and society as a
whole, but are also typically earning higher salaries than respondents in
other regions. Even though the recession has impacted all regions of the
country, science professionals in the West still tend to earn high incomes
and remain confident with their current positions and tasks within the
Harvey Yau, science product manager with Kelly Scientific Resources, thinks
that Western respondents are truly passionate about their careers and the
science industry in general.
"Employees are generally satisfied and valued within their organizations
because they are committed to using their past work experiences and
educations in a positive manner," said Yau. "As employees continually focus
on the impact their work has on society, they will be satisfied with their
positions in spite of the future challenges of the economy."
For more information on the salary survey that will be published in the
November issue of Lab Manager Magazine, please visit
http://www.labmanager.com/articles.asp?ID=395. Lab Manager Magazine is a
monthly publication written for lab managers which has the distinct
editorial mission of providing practical information on business, strategy,
leadership, and staffing, as well as the industry and technology news
needed to effectively manage today's lab.
About Kelly Scientific Resources
Kelly Scientific Resources is a highly specialized and rapidly expanding
specialty service of Kelly Services, Inc., a world leader in human
resources solutions. Kelly Scientific Resources leads the world in
dedicated scientific and clinical research staffing with its global network
of company-owned and operated offices throughout North America, Europe and
the Pacific Rim. Since its launch in 1995, Kelly Scientific Resources has
provided staffing and placement services to a broad spectrum of industries,
including biotechnology, chemical, consumer products, cosmetics,
environmental, food sciences, medical/clinical, pharmaceutical, and
petrochemical. For more information, visit www.kellyscientific.com.