Incentive Newsline: Off-Site Workers Feel Snubbed
Forty-two percent of employees who work from home
believe their in-office counterparts get more recognition they they
do. That was among the findings of a poll conducted by Fenton,
Mo.-based Maritz Research, a division of Maritz Inc.
The online survey of 1,000 full-time U.S. employees, including
both off-site and on-site workers, also revealed that 71 percent of
home-based employees find intangible rewards such as praise and
recognition “very important” or “extremely important.” And while 40
percent of off-site workers said their supervisors frequently thank
them for a job well done, 24 percent reported that their bosses
seldom or never express their appreciation.
In other findings, 43 percent of those working at home would be
“very likely” or “extremely likely” to leave their current company
if they found a position elsewhere with similar responsibilities