80% of employees won't work harder for bonus

80% of employees won't work harder for bonus

Four out of five employees wouldn’t make any effort in order to get a bonus, according to new research.

The report, by One4all Rewards, has found that when it comes to bonuses the majority of staff don’t find them motivating or incentivising. A shocking 78% of workers admitted that they would not work harder for a prize worth 10% of their annual salary. What’s more raising the value of the bonus doesn’t have much of an effect either.

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Comments (1)

  • Sharon kennedy
    Sharon kennedy
    Thu, 17 Sep 2015 9:38am BST
    The reality is that people respond to questions logically and rationally at the time they are asked. That's very different to how they may act emotionally or at a different time depending on their circumstances. Take hunger for example, when's it's been saited you wouldn't be as tempted by that big cream cake. When an unexpected bill or life event comes on the horizon the chance to increase your earnings is very motivating assuming it's realistic of course. The mind is a very powerful and complex thing. Lots of study has also been done around the say do gap in the workplace. The motivating aspect and impact really depends on lots of factors.

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