Employee Recognition Keeps Workers From Leaving

Nearly half (49 percent) of workers interviewed in a recent survey said they would be somewhat or very likely to leave their current position if they didn’t feel appreciated by their manager.

The survey was developed by OfficeTeam, a leading staffing service specializing in the placement of highly skilled administrative professionals. It was conducted by an independent research firm and is based on telephone interviews with 431 workers 18 years of age or older and employed in an office environment.

“Professionals want to know their contributions make a difference and will be rewarded, especially Gen Y workers,” said Robert Hosking, executive director of OfficeTeam. “Because individuals like to be acknowledged in different ways, managers should find out what their workers value most and customize recognition accordingly.”

For more survey results, including the top five recognition mistakes, click here.