The 2012 Globoforce Workforce Mood Tracker has found satisfaction with recognition among American workers to have risen by 22 per cent over the past 12 months. In addition to this it seems 25 per cent more US workers now love their job than was the case 12 months ago.
The survey is based on 742 responses from workers at companies who employ 500+ workers. The current report suggests workers are more likely than ever to love their jobs, feel appreciated, and feel fairly rewarded. Between 2011 and 2012, the percent of employees who feel appreciated rose from 61 percent to 67 per cent while those claiming to love their job jumped from 51 percent to 64 per cent.
Currently 48 per cent of respondents believe they are fairly rewarded for their work. According to Globoforce recognition is a significant contributor to job satisfaction, with 82 per cent of survey respondents reporting that receiving recognition makes them more satisfied with their jobs.
“US employers have made incredible progress moving the needle on employee satisfaction levels in 2012,” said Eric Mosley, CEO of Globoforce. “Our survey indicates a direct correlation between the frequency of recognition and the per cent of employees who feel appreciated, love their jobs, and intend to stay. These levels of increasing positivity are great signs for companies as we head into 2013.”