one in five of the UK workforce are motivated by financial reward at work,
according to research by Manpower.
recruitment company’s study of 1,500 British staff found four in 10 adults are
motivated by gaining a sense of responsibility, and a further 30 per cent by
than one in 10 are motivated go to work to socialise with other people.
Ashworth, Manpower chief operating officer, said: "The fact that so many
people are motivated to work by ambition suggests that employers should look at
attracting employees by other methods than just financial reward.
is key to keeping people motivated. Employees like to feel they are listened to
and that managers recognise the hard work they do,” he said. “Regular appraisals
can also help motivation, by setting key objectives and outlining career
are the results:
motivates you to go to work?
earn an income 59
To socialise 9
To get away from home pressures 1
you are at work, what motivates you?
sense of responsibility 41
Career advancement 30
Financial incentive 17
Recognition from colleagues 10