The value gap – Hourly workers don’t feel appreciated by their companies

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What makes you feel valued by your employer? Big things like a raise or a promotion certainly help. As well as small things like simply saying thank you for your hard work.

Feeling valued gives you purpose. Employees who don’t feel like their work contributes to the goals of the organization will not be nearly as motivated to work hard. It is simple: feeling valued makes employees happy, and happy employees are more productive.

Despite being loyal to their companies and being generally satisfied with their jobs, our research found that almost 50% of hourly workers don’t feel valued by their companies, which is hurting the bottom line

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The good news is that we believe there is a simple and affordable fix: start small, with basic communication. Hourly workers want to be communicated with, they told us that right here.

Communication is where feeling valued as an employees starts.

Communication enables employees to feel connected to the organization, managers and peers. Employees are informed in real-time and consistently, no longer reliant on word of mouth, being present at a shift meeting, or reading a bulletin board.

For access to the first of many reports planned on the hourly worker, drop your name and email address on our report page. To learn more about communicating with your hourly workforce in a safe, secure, private and compliant mobile app, request a demo of Red e App today!


Editor’s Note: Profile of the Hourly Worker’s first report, Demographics Devices and Disconnection was released in November 2015. It is an independent survey conducted by Edison Research on behalf of Red e App to discover insights and details about the United States hourly workforce. To request a copy of the report, just drop us your name and email address on the report page.

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