A survey by Capital Incentives
& Motivation shows that being fairly treated at work is more important than
good pay and job security in motivating UK employees.
Both men and women felt fairness
was the most important quality in a boss, although female participants also wanted
recognition and encouragement.
Graham Povey, managing director
of Capital Incentives, said: "It is interesting that employees still value
fair treatment and recognition rather than a good salary. This certainly proves
that money isn’t everything. Being valued and well respected at work is what we
all truly desire."
The survey also found that nearly
two thirds of employees do not have any kind of incentives in their current job.
Povey, "It is shocking that 64 per cent of staff do not receive any kind
of rewards or incentives. Companies need to realise that to retain staff and
keep them happy, they must incentivise them in some shape or form. Vouchers and
cash are still the most popular reward as they can basically be spent on
anything the recipient desires."