Emerging Workforce Values Socializing at Work

A recent study of over 800 respondents found that those who have been in the workforce for four years or less are most interested in opportunities to socialize with coworkers.

Santa Cruz, California (Press Release) October 1, 2008

This study found that those who have been in the workforce for four years or less (the emerging workforce) are most interested in opportunities to socialize with coworkers than other groups. This group included employees of all ages although it was predominately those 35 years and less.

 

0-4 Yrs in Workforce

Overall

I enjoy attending company planned or sponsored activities with my coworkers.

3.9

3.5

I find company planned/sponsored onsite contests and events very motivating.

3.6

3.1

My favorite activities have been coworker-planned, but company-sanctioned.

3.4

3.1

I really value an onsite area set up for games and socializing.

3.5

3.0

On a scale of 1-5, with 5.0 most preferred those employed four years or less scored higher in all four categories positively associated with socializing with coworkers. The study also tracked the age of the respondents.

According to Cindy Ventrice, author of Make Their Day! Employee Recognition That Works “While age was a factor and this is a generational issue to some degree, it is worth noting that the strongest variations came from those who have been working for four years or less, regardless of age. Our emerging workforce has not yet built a strong work network. They need and want opportunities to do this.”

About the author:
Cindy Ventrice is the author of the best-selling book Make Their Day! Employee Recognition That Works and the companion guide Recognition Strategies that Work. She has been quoted in The New York Times, Harvard Business Update, Workforce Magazine and on CNBC and has worked with managers in 14 countries and has helped hundreds of organizations improve employee morale and loyalty through effective recognition strategies.

http://www.maketheirday.com

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My name is Cindy Ventrice. I am the author of the best-selling book Make Their Day! Employee Recognition That Works and the companion guide Recognition Strategies That Work.

My work has been quoted in The New York Times, Alaska Airlines Magazine, Workforce Magazine, and Tim Sanders' book The Likeability Factor.


Visit my website www.maketheirday.com today!


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