Do Your Employees Feel Like They Are Not Being Recognised?

Do Your Employees Feel Like They Are Not Being Recognised?

Do Your Employees Feel Like They Are Not Being Recognised?

A latest study found that not being recognised enough at work seems to have a negative impact on employees’ assessment of their work. 

Almost eight out of 10 (79%) of employees feel like they are not being recognised of by their manager. 

Also, one third of employees said they rarely or never got praise from their manager while even fewer totally up to 25% rarely or never received praise from a colleague. 

1,000 US based workers were surveyed in July 2023, giving insights into the role of receiving praise, perceived workplace strengths and weaknesses and attitudes on making personal sacrifices for a successful career in the future. 

Interestingly, the study found that not receiving enough praise and recognition can have a negative impact on employee performance of their work as well. Less than four in 10 (38%) of participants feel proud of their professional achievements in such instances. 

When asked regarding the workers’ strength, respondents identified the following:

  • Self-discipline – 33%

  • Creativity – 32%

  • Leadership skills – 30%

  • High ambition – 28%

  • Reliability – 28%

  • Communication skills – 28%

  • Company loyalty – 24%

  • Persistence – 20%

  • Proactive attitude – 20%

  • Adaptability to changing circumstances – 16%


On the other hand, when reflecting on their greatest weaknesses, respondents listed these below: 

  • Giving up easily – 33%

  • Sensitivity to criticism – 30%

  • Reluctance to take risks – 28%

  • Lack of willingness to learn – 28%

  • Poor leadership skills – 27%

  • Impatience – 27%

  • Poor adaptability skills – 24%

  • Negative perfectionism – 22%

  • Poor interpersonal skills – 21%

  • Not standing up for myself – 15%

With this understanding, both managers and colleagues can play  part in strengthening these areas through praise. 

Around 65% of respondents claimed they would prefer to receive regular feedback such as areas of improvement over regular praise (35%)

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