Raise is the Most Sought After Bonus

April 21, 2004 (PLANSPONSOR.com)-Nearly half of workers (48%) said they value a bonus or raise most from their employer, according to a survey developed by OfficeTeam, a staffing service.

Approximately one-quarter of respondents (24%) favored more time off, and 17% of workers polled said what they wanted most at work was additional support at the office.

The survey, which polled 571 employed men and women 18 years or older, reveals that employees feel undervalued and overworked, according to Diane Domeyer, OfficeTeam executive director, World at Work reported.

To cope with these workers feeling underrated, employers should offer more praise, reprioritize projects when resources are limited, and communicate with employees, according to Domeyer, maintaining that even if an employer cannot provide a raise, employees can be given a positive work environment.