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New Survey Proves What Employees Want Most

Posted by Insightlink on 04/17/15

 And What Employers are Failing to Deliver

We interviewed over 17,000 workers across North America to find out what they want most at work. And what employees want more than anything else is to be recognized for the work they do. Across the continent, being recognized, and yes being rewarded too, is what employees crave most. What the survey also revealed was that these same employees who want to be recognized feel their employers fail to provide it. The discrepancy may seem like bad news but we hope employers will see this as an enormous opportunity.
For employers who choose to take action and make a commitment to acknowledging their employees’ work, who trust and communicate openly with their staff, listen and respond to their suggestions and create opportunities to learn new skills, only good news lies ahead. Here at Insightlink, we have been privileged to work with employers determined to make a change. What we believe is that to achieve employee engagement, the first step has to be to measure it. Only when you really know what employees are feeling can you begin to take action. Once the problems are identified then the real work begins and action plans can be created and executed. This is an exciting time for any organization because the promise of a better, more productive workplace is what lies ahead.

Still, we know from experience that for many organizations it is a difficult step to take because it exposes weaknesses that will make some people uncomfortable. Many of us tend to avoid problems and would rather deny they exist. However the reality of life is that ignoring a problem never eliminates it so taking action is the only path to real change and a better, healthier and happier workplace.

And we know the time, money and effort is worth it because when employee engagement scores soar, their organizations soar too. It is what we call the ‘Pay Back loop’ where organizations that invest in reward and recognition get paid back by producing engaged employees who are more likely to stay, share their enthusiasm with their clients and customers and take fewer sick days.
For more information about our most recent survey, we invite you to read the original press release here.

We have helped thousands of organizations make changes and we would love to help yours. To find out how our survey can measure engagement in your organization and provide you with the diagnostics to see what change is needed, give us a call at 866-802-8095 ext. 705 or send us an email at

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