Fifty-five percent of U.S. workers would leave their jobs for employers that practice employee recognition programs, according to a recent survey by Globoforce, a provider of employee recognition solutions.

The survey also finds that more employers are using recognition as 50 percent of respondents report being recognized in the last three months as opposed to 44 percent in the fall of 2011. Another 81 percent of respondents say being recognized increased their satisfaction, a jump from 73 percent in the fall of 2011, and 54 percent of respondents say they are happy with their levels of recognition, up from 48 percent from last fall.

Among the respondents who have been recognized in the past three months, 23 percent say they anticipate looking for new jobs while 51 percent of respondents who have not been recognized intend to look for new jobs. Eighty-nine percent of respondents that have been recognized in the past three months feel appreciated in the workplace, and 17 percent of respondents who have not been recognized feel the same.

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