Poll reveals not-so-effective rewards for workers

Employers and employees agree, somewhat
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 05/04/2009

More than one-third of professionals polled in the United States said businesses are ineffective at rewarding their employees’ strong performance, and 30 per cent of managers agreed.

A survey by temporary staffing agency OfficeTeam in Menlo Park, Calif., which included responses from 150 senior executives and 534 full- or part-time workers, asked, “How effective or ineffective are businesses today in rewarding their employees for good performance?”

Just 18 per cent of employees said very effective, 44 per cent said somewhat effective, 19 per cent said somewhat ineffective and 16 per cent said very ineffective.