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 Southeast 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 Manager Magazine.
Throughout the Southeast, survey respondents are generally optimistic about
both their current positions and their future careers, in spite of the
uncertain conditions of the region's economy. Around 75 percent of survey
respondents feel that their current positions are secure while 80 percent
of respondents believe they are valued by their management teams.
The survey also revealed that although only 42 percent of respondents
believe their organizations offer ample advancement opportunities, a
majority of respondents still think that their career goals are being
advanced through their current positions nevertheless. Despite the lack of
career advancements, Southeast respondents do tend to display loyalty
towards their organizations for more than four years on average.
In the meantime, the survey also found that respondents in the Southeast
tend to earn less money annually than respondents in other regions of the
nation. Regardless of a lower average income, Southeast survey respondents
are just as satisfied with their positions as respondents in the Midwest,
Northeast, and West, showing that employees are seeking to add value to
their work, not through their annual salaries, but through the positive
impacts that their positions have on society.
Harvey Yau, science product manager with Kelly Scientific Resources,
believes that the positive results of the survey show that Southeast
science employees are truly passionate about their careers and roles in
"In spite of a continuously challenging economy, Southeasterners are still
satisfied with their current jobs and the impacts their positions have on
society," said Yau. "Southeast science employees seem to be committed to
their current positions and industries."
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.