Globoforce Reveals 2011 Workforce Mood Tracker Survey Results
Semi-annual survey reveals lack of employee recognition a driving factor behind increased employee dissatisfaction and turnover SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass., and DUBLIN, Ireland - September 28, 2011 - Globoforce®, the world's leading provider of SaaS-based employee recognition solutions, today announced the results of its latest Globoforce Workforce Mood Tracker™. The semi-annual survey* provides key insights into the current pulse of the U.S. worker. According to the September 2011 report, a startling percentage of employed Americans are considering leaving their jobs despite an uncertain economy with a lack of new job creation. The September 2011 study also reveals a direct correlation between employees' intent to look for a new job and the level of recognition they receive at work. Overall six-month trends reveal higher worker dissatisfaction According to the September 2011 Workforce Mood Tracker, employees are less satisfied in their current job and feel less appreciated for the work they do. In fact, when compared to the February 2011 results, the latest survey shows alarming trends in the US workforce:
- Thirty-eight percent of employees are actively looking for a new job, up from 36 percent
- Thirty-nine percent of workers don't feel appreciated at work, up from 32 percent
- Fifty-two percent are dissatisfied with the level of recognition they receive, up from 41 percent
- Only 24 percent are satisfied with the level of recognition they receive at work. Conversely, 63 percent of employees who have no plans of leaving are satisfied with their level of recognition.
- Thirty-two percent have been recognized at work in the past three months. By contrast, 52 percent of those who have no intention of leaving had been recognized in the past three months.
- Seventy-eight percent of U.S. workers said being recognized motivates them in their job
- Sixty-nine percent stated they would work harder if they felt their efforts were better recognized