Without Appreciation, Nearly Half of US Workers Would Leave Jobs


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Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(MENLO PARK, Calif.) — Attention managers: Many employees say recognizing their efforts goes a long way to keeping them satisfied in their jobs. 

A new OfficeTeam survey finds 49 percent of workers say they would be somewhat or very likely to leave their current job if they didn’t feel appreciated by their manager.

As for what types of recognition they value the most, 38 percent prefer financial compensation or gift cards.  Twenty-one percent say they want their efforts to be recognized with new opportunities to learn and grow in their companies.  Nineteen percent would rather receive verbal or written praise, while 20 percent claim they don’t need acknowledgment for doing a good job.

An almost equal number of respondents apparently aren’t concerned about getting kudos.  Fifty-one percent of those polled said they were not very likely or not likely at all to leave their current position if they didn’t feel appreciated.

The OfficeTeam survey was based on telephone interviews with 431 workers employed in an office environment.

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