Its survey of 500 UK employees and 250 UK employers also found that 15% of employee respondents aged 55 or more strongly agree that their employer recognises employees when they demonstrate values the organisation cares about.
The research also found:
- 27% of 25 to 34-year-old employee respondents strongly agree that their employer is effective at communicating important information to all employees, compared to 17% of respondents aged between 45 and 54.
- 14% of employee respondents aged between 16 and 24 do not agree that their employer makes it easy for them to learn about the latest internal organisation news or find up-to-date internal organisation information, compared to 9% of 25 to 34-year-old respondents.
- 19% of employee respondents feel completely informed about their employer’s corporate mission and 23% believe they are completely informed about their organisation’s values.
- 83% of employer respondents think it is critical to business success that employees understand the organisation’s mission.
- 81% of employer respondents state that their organisation is transparent with employees about how they plan to achieve the organisation’s mission.
- 22% of employee respondents strongly agree that they trust their employer to communicate information openly and honestly.
- 21% of employee respondents who work on a part-time basis disagree that their employer recognises when they demonstrate the organisational values, compared to 17% of employee respondents who work full-time.
Rob Boland (pictured), group product and customer success director at Reward Gateway, said: “This new study has revealed that recognising employees when they demonstrate [an organisation’s] purpose, mission and values is a must and not a nice-to-have.”