Workers Dissatisfied with Recognition on the Job

Workers Dissatisfied with Recognition on the Job

Workers Dissatisfied with Recognition on the Job

Yes: 68%No: 32%
See also Why You Can't Get Promoted Most of us like to have our hard work recognized, but an alarming number of U.S. workers say that simply isn’t happening. The unhappy news comes from the first Workforce Mood Tracker study by Globoforce, a Southborough, Mass.-based firm that offers workforce consulting and software. One-third of workers polled said their supervisor fails to adequately recognize their efforts, and more than four in 10 said they were dissatisfied with the level of recognition they receive. And plenty of them are ready to give up: according to the study, 36% said they’re looking for another job. That type of turnover poses a significant threat to companies, as Globoforce points out in their own analysis. On the flipside, though, the vast majority of respondents said sufficient recognition of a job well done led to greater job satisfaction and motivation. Globoforce’s study, conducted by independent market research firm MarketTools, included responses from 631 fully-employed workers age 18 years or older.
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Brian joined Baseline in March 2006. In addition to previous stints at Inter@ctive Week and The Net Economy, he's written for The News-Press in Fort Myers, Fla., as well as The Sunday Tribune in Dublin, Ireland. Brian has a B.A. from Bucknell University and a master's degree from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.

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