In today's economy, the ability to keep employees motivated and productive can enhance a company's success. Employee recognition plays an integral role in increasing productivity and improving an organization's bottom line.
Are you doing enough to recognize your staff? Is your administrative assistant happy with the amount of recognition he or she receives?
OfficeTeam collaborated with the International Association of Administrative Professionals® (IAAP) to understand how administrative staff and executives view employee recognition, and to gain insight into the rewards administrative professionals value most.
Here are some highlights from the research:
- Forty-two percent of support staff said their supervisor fails to recognize them even on Administrative Professionals Day®. And one-third of respondents reported that they receive "not enough" or no recognition throughout the year.
- Two-thirds of administrative professionals would leave their current position if they did not feel appreciated by their manager.
- More than 70 percent of support staff said that an organization’s recognition programs would factor into their decision to accept employment with that firm.
- Twenty-five percent of managers surveyed said they never ask employees if they are satisfied with the recognition they receive.
- Support staff want managers to be specific when giving recognition. Fifty-five percent of respondents said the feedback they receive is merely "somewhat specific" or "not very specific."
- Challenging assignments and a feeling of accomplishment/satisfaction are top factors that motivate administrative staff to do a good job.
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