Partner Research Report

Board’s Guide to Trust­: The Trusted Employer

By NACD Staff


Talent, Culture, and HR Employee Relations

In brief: As boards seek to oversee, guide, and advise company management, they now do so as businesses grapple with a new mandate.  Research shows that the employer is the most trusted institution and global employees look to their employers to take responsibility for rebuilding trust in our society.

In a post-truth world, trust in nearly every institution, including governments and the media, is down. According to 33,000 Trust Barometer respondents who represent the general population in 28 countries, across all types of organizations, their employer is the new source of truth and trust. This Edelman-NACD report examines why this is happening and what boards and management must consider to sustain this trust and empower employees to advocate for their organizations’ mission.

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