Employees may think cash is king but employers shouldn’t believe the hype (Guest Commentary)

Strive for 'emotionally engaged' employees – connect them to their work
By Craig Dowden
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 12/04/2012

Despite a large body of evidence showing there are inherent problems when financial incentives are used as performance motivators, we are still not heeding the message. For example, a recent headline in the Globe and Mail read: “Employers dangling more carrots to boost performance.”

So why does this myth persist?

Although it seems organizations are the easiest targets to blame, employees may also share part of the responsibility. What struck me most about the above piece were the comments left in response to the article. Here is a sample of some of the most highly rated: