53% feel appreciated at work

More than half (53%) of US employee respondents feel appreciated at work, according to research by Attacoin and Survata.

The Attacoin 2017 employee appreciation study, which surveyed 500 full-time US employees, also found that 22% of respondents agree and 12% strongly agree that appreciation is best demonstrated with money.

The research also found:

  • 19% of respondents disagree and 5% strongly disagree that appreciation is best demonstrated with money.
  • 90% of respondents that work for an organisation with an effective recognition programme feel that their work makes a difference.
  • 64% of respondents that work for an organisation without a recognition programme believe that their work makes a difference.
  • 88% of respondents think that it is important for employers to reward staff for great work.
  • 55% of female respondents feel appreciated for the work that they do, compared to 51% of male respondents.
  • 36% of respondents agree and 17% strongly agree that they would rather be recognised privately by their manager rather than in public, compared to 10% that disagree and 2% that strongly disagree.

Lisa Peretz, general manager at Attacoin, said: “The numbers were surprising to us initially, but in our business, we know that appreciation is about more than just dollars. In our increasingly digital world, people are more connected than ever to information but feel disconnected from people. A kind word or note from a manager can mean a lot.

“Most employees expect a bigger effort from their employers on the recognition front. Employers that heed the call will improve retention and have a more confident workforce. Employees, especially younger employees, are looking for purpose. Effective reward programmes let them know that they are making an impact.”