Meritshare.com shared this awesome infographic. It makes you think: what to employees really want? I know that I usually tend to think that employees want to feel valued by being showed the Benjamins, but this survey says otherwise.
How important is job security vs. tactful discipline in feeling recognized and valued when you’re in a region with 20% unemployment? Are good wages and promotion/growth opportunities still paramount when you aren’t sure if you’ll have a position at your company a week from now?
Employees are being put in a rough situation when it comes to vying for recognition and being cognizant of not rocking the boat in a rough economy. Do you march into your boss’s office and demand a raise since you may not have seen one since 2007, or do you sit on your hands and thank your lucky stars that you HAVE a job?
HR professionals: do you feel that employees are more emboldened to ask for that raise, that promotion, or that company insight now that unemployment is starting to drop month after month?