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Amy Meyer

Managing Director, cApptivate Studios

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What do employees want the most?

“In 1949 when supervisors and managers were asked about what they thought employees wanted most, they answered: wages, job security, and promotions/growth opportunities, in order of importance. When the employees were surveyed, they answered: full appreciation for work done, being involved, and sympathetic help on personal problems. Wages ranked fifth.” Kenneth Kovach

62 years later we live in the year 2011.

What now do employees want?

What would you prefer? An annual monetary payment or a frequent choice of non-monetary gifts?


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    Apr 3 2011: As a fresh employee I think it would be nice if employers stopped considering graduates as a 2nd option for hiring. Most of them (I'm talking about the situation in Russia now. Can't judged about what's happening somewhere else) think we don't have enough experience in disposal. Yes, that's right, we don't, but they forget about our flexibility and swift mind for new things and getting necessary skills is a matter of a few months. That is what quite important for me at least.

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