Recognition is greatest motivator

Just under two-thirds of employees (62%) believe they are adequately rewarded for their contribution at work, according to research by the Roffey Park Institute. However, the company’s Management agenda 2006 survey showed that just 33% of employees polled were motivated by financial rewards and perks. Recognition by others scored much more highly – 64% said this was their greatest motivator. More than half (57%) reported that they would like to have more flexible working patterns. However, while senior management’s commitment to work-life balance is increasing, 43% said they don’t take this view. This is perhaps unsurprising when 93% of organisations reported that they do not measure the business benefits of flexible working.

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