Connecting compensation

Managers play a critical role in rewarding and engaging employees… but they get low marks on their ability to deliver.
By Claudine Kapel and Mairead MacLure
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 07/31/2002

If you think about the best boss you ever had, what images come to mind? Did that individual influence your decision to stay with the company? Did that person have an impact on your commitment to deliver your very best?

The recent study, The Towers Perrin Talent Report: New Realities in Today’s Workforce, indicates that managers play a critical role in helping organizations to retain and engage employees. The study finds, however, that employees give their managers two thumbs down when it comes to inspiring them to do their best work.

When it comes to compensation issues, only 18 per cent of more than 6,000 workers polled gave their managers a passing grade for recognizing and rewarding good performance.