Less than 20% of workers understand the mission – Reward Gateway

Only 19% of employees feel completely informed about their employer’s corporate mission and only 23% feel similarly about the values of the organisation in which they work. These are the findings of a survey of 500 workers and 250 senior managers in the UK by engagement company, Reward Gateway.

Recognition is one of the key drivers required to instil a company’s values and mission, yet 40% of employees do not agree that their employer recognises them when they demonstrate the values the company cares about, the research suggests. The survey also finds a breakdown in communications and trust between employees and employers in a number of crucial areas; for example, 81% of senior decision makers say their organisation is transparent with employees about the business plan, yet only 22% of employees strongly agree that they trust the employer to communication information openly and honestly.

Rob Boland, group product and customer success director at Reward Gateway, said:

‘This new study has revealed that recognising employees when they demonstrate a company’s purpose, mission and values is a must and not a nice-to-have.’