With the passing of another Labor Day celebrating the American worker, only about 51 percent of the U.S. workforce say they feel valued by their employer. Do you agree with these other findings in the survey? Seems more than 36 percent, a third, haven’t received any form of recognition in the last year and just 47 percent say recognition is provided fairly. According to the survey released by the American Psychological Association’s Center for Organizational Excellence, conducted on APA’s behalf by Harris Poll, both full time and part time workers were included in the research.

Employees are looking for a little appreciation in the form of monetary and nonmonetary. Although 81 percent of working Americans reported that their employer provides some type of recognition, less than 46 percent said their organization recognizes employees for individual job performance.

Shows a 'thank you' goes a long way.