UK Workers Motivated By Pride in Work Over Bonuses
22 August 2012 (PLANSPONSOREurope.com) – UK workers place pride and client service over a pay rise and bonuses as a motivator in the work place, according to research from recruitment giant Adecco.
The research reveals more than half (52%) of UK employees to regularly go the extra mile at work, with the drive to perform at their best most evident among workers over 45, with 40% of respondents in the 45-54 and 55+ age brackets confirming they frequently perform beyond what is expected of them.
More than 50% of older members of staff listed client service, team work and self-fulfilment as the forces behind their drive to exceed expectations. For younger workers in the process of building their careers, financial rewards registered as a consideration. However, in line with the overall trend and despite the challenging economic climate, more than 40% of these respondents gave a sense self-worth as the key reason for going the extra mile.