40% do not feel recognised for demonstrating organisational values


Two-fifths (40%) of employee respondents do not believe their employer recognises them when they demonstrate organisational values, according to research by Reward Gateway.

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.”