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by Lisa A. Grimaldi | August 03, 2012

According to a Maritz Motivation Survey, only 45 percent of U.S. employees polled feel meaningfully rewarded and recognized by their firms' motivation programs. The survey of 1,000 workers included several industry sectors, such as financial services, technology, telecommunications, hospitality, retail, pharmaceutical and health care. In other findings, 80 percent of those polled who were dissatisfied with their rewards program did not agree with the statement, "Overall, I am completely satisfied with my job," 58 percent did not agree with the statement, "I feel motivated to go beyond my formal job responsibilities to get the job done," and 71 percent did not agree with the statement, "I would be very happy to spend the rest of my career with my company."