9 things employees want on Thanksgiving week - KMSP-TV

9 things employees want on Thanksgiving week

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More than half of employees surveyed by Glassdoor.com said they would stay at their job longer if their bosses just showed a little more appreciation, while 2 in 5 employees admit they're motivated to work harder under a demanding boss.

The Employee Appreciation Survey of more than 2,000 people shows how appreciated employees feel at their job, what motivates them to work hard and which company-provided perks they want most this Thanksgiving.


- 53% of employees would stay with their job longer if they felt more appreciation from their boss

- 68% of employees feel boss shows them enough appreciation


- 81% will work harder when boss shows appreciation

- 38% will work harder when boss is demanding

- 37% will work harder because they fear losing their job


During the workdays around Thanksgiving, here are 9 things employees would most appreciate from their boss or company:

1. Not being required to work the day before Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving Day and the Friday after Thanksgiving (62%)

2. A cash bonus (49%)

3. Not being required to work the Friday after Thanksgiving (44%)

4. Not being required to work Thanksgiving Day (44%)

5. A grocery store gift card (41%)

6. Not being required to work day before Thanksgiving (29%)

7. A pre-Thanksgiving meal at work (19%)

8. Not being required to work the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday leading up to Thanksgiving (16%)

9. The ability to telecommute the days before Thanksgiving (13%)


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